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MOTOR VEHICLES

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Abduction or pandering; forfeiture of vehicle when involving a minor. Amending  19.2-386.16. (Patron-Ebbin, HB 1113 (Chapter 710))
Aftermarket exhaust system components; prohibits sale when result in violation of exhaust system noise limits. Amending 46.2-1002. (Patron-Dance, HB 462 (F))
Alcoholic beverages; penalty for possession of open container in a motor vehicle. Adding  46.2-800.2. (Patron-Purkey, HB 124 (F))
Amber warning lights; allows non-tow trucks owned by towing and recovery businesses to be equipped. Amending  46.2-1025. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 538 (Chapter 127))
Automobile clubs; shall not include services offered or provided through a telematics system. Amending  13.1-400.1. (Patron-Wampler, SB 674 (C))
Carbon dioxide emissions; defers U.S. Environmental Protection Agency enforcement of any standards or cap and trade provisions that are included in federal Clean Air Act. Adding 10.1-1306.1. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 1319 (C))
Child support; punishment and options for person convicted of nonpayment. Amending  18.2-271.1, 46.2-320, and 53.1-131.2. (Patron-Marsden, SB 589 (Chapter 682))
Child visitation; court may order an ignition interlock system installed on vehicle of parent who has a documented history of alcohol abuse. Amending  20-124.2. (Patron-Obenshain, SB 356 (F))
Clean special fuel vehicles; removes requirement that Commissioner provide written regulations before DMV may issue government-use license plates. Amending  46.2-749.3. (Patron-Petersen, SB 404 (Chapter 351))
Commercial dumpsters; VDOT shall issue permits for temporary placement in residential neighborhoods and storefronts. Adding 46.2-1224.2. (Patron-Hugo, HB 1336 (F))
Concealed weapon; person may carry a handgun in a private motor vehicle or vessel if secured in a container or compartment. Amending  18.2-308. (Patron-Athey, HB 885 (Chapter 841); Vogel, SB 408 (Chapter 740))
Condominium and Property Owners’ Association Acts; rules regarding operation of motor vehicles. Adding  55-79.80:4 and 55-513.2. (Patron-Abbott, HB 812 (F))
Disabled parking; windshield placard shall not show certain personal information, holders must carry Disabled Parking Placard Identification Card. Amending  46.2-1240 and 46.2-1259; repealing  46.2-1257. (Patron-Stuart, SB 45 (Chapter 47))
Disabled veteran; definition. Amending  46.2-100. (Patron-Cole, HB 20 (C))
Distribution of handbills, etc.; adds medians and public roadways to list of places localities can regulate and prohibit. Amending  46.2-931. (Patron-Rust, HB 350 (Chapter 378); Lucas, SB 35 (Chapter 589))
Distribution of handbills, etc.; adds medians to list of places certain localities can prohibit. Amending  46.2-931. (Patron-Orrock, HB 162 (I) See HB350)
Distribution of handbills, etc.; grants Chesterfield County power to regulate and prohibit. Amending  46.2-931. (Patron-Nixon, HB 534 (I) See HB350)
Distribution of handbills, etc.; grants City of Portsmouth power to regulate and prohibit distribution on highways located within its boundaries. Amending  46.2-931. (Patron-Lucas, SB 16 (F))
Distribution of handbills, etc.; grants Town of West Point power to regulate and prohibit. Amending  46.2-931. (Patron-Morgan, HB 1139 (I) See HB350)
Distribution of handbills, etc., on highways; gives local government power to regulate and prohibit. Amending  46.2-931. (Patron-James, HB 1284 (I) See HB350)
DMV; authorized to use National Change of Address System to update its customer records. Amending  32.1-292.2, 46.2-324, 46.2-342, 46.2-416, and 46.2-606. (Patron-Stolle, HB 841 (Chapter 25); Watkins, SB 479 (Chapter 55))
DMV eye exams; allows greater flexibility in assessing applicants’ and licensees’ horizontal vision. Amending  46.2-311 and 46.2-312. (Patron-Ware, R.L., HB 445 (Chapter 18))
Driver education programs; fuel efficient driving practices to be included in curriculum. Amending  22.1-205. (Patron-Whipple, SB 269 (Chapter 663))
Driver instruction program; DMV shall provide at a reduced fee or without charge to person unable to pay cost. Amending 46.2-325 and 46.2-341.14. (Patron-McQuinn, HB 1201 (F))
Driver licenses and permits; requirements for renewal, duplication, or reissuance for individuals under medical review by DMV. Amending  46.2-328.1. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 549 (Chapter 129))
Driver’s license and motor vehicle registration applications; DMV to provide electronic means for contributions to Prevent Blindness Mid-Atlantic. Amending  46.2-323 and 46.2-604. (Patron-Stolle, HB 1243 (C))
Driver’s license, commercial; disqualification of license if convicted of voluntary or involuntary manslaughter where death occurred as a result of operation of a commercial motor vehicle. Amending  46.2-341.18. (Patron-Bell, Robert B., HB 916 (Chapter 424))
Driver’s license, provisional; restriction of cell phone use while driving. Amending  46.2-334.01. (Patron-Barker, SB 230 (F))
Driver’s license, provisional; restrictions for those transporting up to three children under age of 15. Amending  46.2-334.01. (Patron-Watts, HB 229 (F))
Driver’s license, restricted; adds driving to and from a place of worship to list of places person can drive. Amending 18.2-271.1. (Patron-Stuart, SB 41 (Chapter 446))
Driver’s license, restricted; adds driving to and from grocery store to list of places a person can drive when issued for a DUI. Amending  18.2-271.1 and 46.2-417. (Patron-Landes, HB 947 (F))
Driver’s license, restricted; eliminates authority of court to issue for travel to and from school when transportation is provided for certain delinquent children. Amending 16.1-278.9. (Patron-Cline, HB 863 (Chapter 522))
Driver’s license, restricted; issuance to out-of-state drivers. Adding  46.2-398.1. (Patron-Loupassi, HB 97 (Chapter 493))
Driver’s licenses and identification cards; documents required for renewal, reissue, or duplication to be compliant with REAL ID. Amending  46.2-323, 46.2-323.1, 46.2-328.1, 46.2-330, 46.2-341.12, 46.2-343, and 46.2-345. (Patron-Miller, Y.B., SB 256 (C))
Driver’s licenses or special identification cards; release by DMV of photographs of deceased persons when requested by family members. Amending  46.2-208. (Patron-Toscano, HB 61 (Chapter 15))
Driving under influence of alcohol; ignition interlock limitations required to have on first offense as a condition of a restricted license. Amending  18.2-270.1. (Patron-Bell, Robert B., HB 923 (I) See HB1197; Iaquinto, HB 1197 (F))
Driving under influence of alcohol; suspension of driving privilege shall run consecutively with any other court-ordered period of suspension. Amending  18.2-271. (Patron-Cleaveland, HB 769 (Chapter 521))
Driving under influence of alcohol; unlawful for any person under age 21 to operate any motor vehicle when blood alcohol content is 0.02 percent or more. Amending  18.2-266.1. (Patron-Nutter, HB 993 (F))
Driving under influence of alcohol, laws of other states; allows analogous state laws to be used as prior DUI convictions if it criminalizes operation of a motor vehicle. Amending  18.2-270. (Patron-Cleaveland, HB 773 (C))
Driving under influence of alcohol, laws of other states; definition of substantially similar laws for determining number of prior offenses. Adding  18.2-268.13. (Patron-Hurt, SB 495 (F))
Dulles Access Highway; enforcement through use of photo-monitoring system or automatic vehicle identification system in conjunction with usage. Amending  46.2-208; adding  46.2-819.5. (Patron-Rust, HB 1295 (Chapter 865); Herring, SB 667 (Chapter 813))
Electronic tracking devices; unauthorized installation or placement in motor vehicle, penalty. Adding  18.2-60.5. (Patron-May, HB 670 (F); Vogel, SB 599 (C))
Eluding police; person is guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor. Amending  46.2-817. (Patron-Quayle, SB 96 (Chapter 655))
Firearm on public school property; prohibits those in a closed container in motor vehicle located at a public school. Amending  18.2-308.1. (Patron-Kory, HB 1214 (F))
Fuels taxes; annually adjusted. Amending  58.1-2217, 58.1-2249, 58.1-2701, and 58.1-2706. (Patron-Hanger, SB 343 (C))
Golf carts; may cross at any intersection marked as a golf cart crossing in certain towns. Amending  46.2-916.3. (Patron-Lewis, HB 378 (Chapter 112))
Handheld personal communications devices; person guilty of careless driving if commits moving violation using, unless in hands-free mode. Adding  46.2-868.2. (Patron-Watts, HB 221 (F))
Handheld personal communications devices; prohibits use while operating motor vehicle, bicycle, etc., penalty. Amending 46.2-1078.1. (Patron-Howell, A.T., HB 22 (F))
Handheld personal communications devices; texting while driving primary offense. Amending  46.2-1078.1. (Patron-Bulova, HB 212 (F))
Helmet use; removes exception that allows operators and passengers riding on motorcycles with wheels of eight inches or less. Amending  46.2-910. (Patron-Lohr, HB 395 (F))
High-occupancy toll (HOT) lane construction contracts; contain requirements for minimum average speed for vehicles using facility. Adding  33.1-56.2:1. (Patron-Barker, SB 365 (F))
High-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes; extends date for use by vehicle with clean special fuel license plates. Amending  33.1-46.2. (Patron-Greason, HB 214 (Chapter 111); Plum, HB 320 (I) See HB214; Hugo, HB 980 (I) See HB214)
High-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes; extends date for use by vehicle with clean special fuel license plates. Amending  33.1-46.2 and 46.2-749.3. (Patron-Barker, SB 552 (Chapter 390))
Highway work zones; increases penalty for speeding violation. Amending  46.2-878.1. (Patron-Ebbin, HB 1117 (F))
Impoundment of vehicle; driving while license suspended for DUI. Amending  46.2-301 and 46.2-301.1. (Patron-Cleaveland, HB 742 (Chapter 519))
Juveniles; loss of driving privileges for alcohol, firearm, and drug offenses. Amending  16.1-278.9. (Patron-Bell, Robert B., HB 908 (Chapter 570))
Learner’s permit, restricted; authorizes DMV to issue if person is 25 years of age or older and court has authorized or issued license to person. Amending  46.2-335. (Patron-Loupassi, HB 98 (Chapter 541))
Learner’s permit, restricted; authorizes DMV to issue if person is at least 25 years of age or older and court has authorized or issued restricted license to person. Amending  46.2-335. (Patron-McDougle, SB 107 (Chapter 593))
License plates; provides for issuance of only one plate for all registered vehicles. Amending  46.2-711 and 46.2-715. (Patron-Norment, SB 519 (F))
License plates, special; issuance of revenue-sharing plates to supporters of Garfield Foundation. (Patron-Houck, SB 168 (I) See SB18)
License plates, special; issuance to members and former members of U.S. Navy. Amending  46.2-743. (Patron-Janis, HB 234 (C); Stolle, HB 840 (C))
License plates, special; issuance to members and former members of U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force. Amending  46.2-743. (Patron-Anderson, HB 1370 (C))
License plates, special; issuance to members and supporters of Virginia Recycling Association. (Patron-Ticer, SB 709 (I) See SB18)
License plates, special; issuance to residents and supporters of Ocean View community in City of Norfolk. (Patron-Northam, SB 437 (F))
License plates, special; issuance to supporters of Friends of Blue Ridge Parkway, Inc. (Patron-Putney, HB 1276 (C))
License plates, special; issuance to supporters of James River Park System. (Patron-McQuinn, HB 1312 (C))
License plates, special; issuance to supporters of Relay for Life. (Patron-Lohr, HB 616 (C))
License plates, special; issuance to supporters of Virginia Kids Eat Free program, Professor Garfield Foundation, Washington Capitals hockey team, members and supporters of Virginia Recycling Association, and those bearing legend: TRUST WOMEN/RESPECT CHOICE, BUY LOCAL, and FRIENDS OF COAL. (Patron-Lucas, SB 18 (Chapter 776))
License plates, special; issuance to supporters of Washington Capitals hockey team. (Patron-Watts, HB 1232 (I) See HB472; Whipple, SB 453 (I) See SB18)
License plates, special; issuance to those bearing legend: BUY LOCAL. (Patron-Miller, Y.B., SB 37 (I) See SB18)
License plates, special; issuance to those bearing legend: FRIENDS OF COAL and supporters of Washington Capitals hockey team. Repealing  46.2-742.1:1, 46.2-749.16:1, 46.2-749.61, 46.2-749.108, and 46.2-749.112. (Patron-Carrico, HB 472 (F))
License plates, special; issuance to those bearing legend: IN GOD WE TRUST. (Patron-Obenshain, SB 136 (F))
License plates, special; issuance to those bearing legend: TRUST WOMEN/RESPECT CHOICE. (Patron-Brink, HB 1108 (F); Howell, SB 704 (I) See SB18)
License plates, special; issuance to those bearing national motto: “In God We Trust.” (Patron-Bell, Richard P., HB 75 (C))
License plates, special; issuance to those with certain medical conditions. (Patron-Cox, M.K., HB 420 (C))
License plates, special; makes those issued to Association of Realtors revenue-sharing. Amending  46.2-746.8. (Patron-Houck, SB 170 (C))
License plates, special; repeals authorizations for issuance of special license plates for which required minimum number of prepaid orders never received. Repealing  46.2-742.1:1, 46.2-749.16:1, 46.2-749.61, 46.2-749.108, and 46.2-749.112. (Patron-Landes, HB 593 (I) See HB472)
License plates, state; Cumberland Plateau Regional Housing Authority to use on vehicles. Amending  46.2-750. (Patron-Phillips, HB 1176 (F))
Literary Fund; fines under local ordinances to be transmitted to state treasury and deposited in Fund. Amending  16.1-69.48 and 46.2-1308. (Patron-Carr, HB 839 (F))
Local vehicle licenses; agreements with DMV. Amending  46.2-752. (Patron-Ware, O., HB 365 (Chapter 125))
Marijuana; loss of driving privilege if convicted for possession in a motor vehicle. Amending  18.2-251, 18.2-259.1, and 46.2-390.1. (Patron-Morrissey, HB 180 (F))
Mopeds; prohibits driving on highways with speed limits greater than 45 mph. Amending  46.2-914. (Patron-Crockett-Stark, HB 1083 (F))
Mopeds; traffic infraction when operator and passenger are not wearing a helmet. Amending  46.2-914 and 46.2-915.2. (Patron-Crockett-Stark, HB 1084 (F))
Motor carriers; regulation of transportation of railroad employees by contract carriers. Adding  46.2-2099.44 through 46.2-2099.53. (Patron-Ward, HB 1365 (F))
Motor carriers of passengers; contract bus and passenger carriers obtain a permit from DMV before operating on State highways. Amending  46.2-2096, 46.2-2097.1, and 46.2-2099.2. (Patron-Marshall, D.W., HB 546 (C))
Motor fuels tax; allows DMV Commissioner to revoke licenses issued to persons who are found guilty of violating tax provisions. Amending  58.1-2204. (Patron-Pollard, HB 1362 (F))
Motor fuels tax; Virginia Transportation Research Council to study desirability and feasibility of replacing with mileage-based fee predicated on vehicle-miles traveled in State. (Patron-Miller, J.C., SJR 94 (F))
Motor vehicle buyer’s order; revises kinds of transactions involving dealer-arranged financing. Amending  46.2-1530, 46.2-1930, 46.2-1992.23, and 46.2-1993.23. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 190 (Chapter 359))
Motor vehicle dealers; establishes conditions under which dealers may sell demonstrator vehicles. Amending  46.2-1500 and 46.2-1530. (Patron-Janis, HB 1269 (Chapter 292); McDougle, SB 293 (Chapter 459))
Motor vehicle dealers and manufacturers; addresses certain practices relating to warranty and sales incentive audits to guarantee dealers right to return parts sent by automated ordering system, limits power of manufacturer. Amending 46.2-1500, 46.2-1569, 46.2-1571, 46.2-1572.3, and 46.2-1573; adding  46.2-1573.02. (Patron-Athey, HB 1012 (Chapter 284); Norment, SB 527 (Chapter 318))
Motor vehicle equity loans; establishes requirements, penalties. Amending  6.1-249, 6.1-330.55, 6.1-330.78, and 59.1-200; adding  6.1-480 through 6.1-507. (Patron-Oder, HB 414 (F); Herring, SB 424 (F))
Motor vehicle insurance; consideration of driving record when underwriting a policy. Adding  38.2-1904.1. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 1074 (F))
Motor vehicle insurance; premiums based on credit information. Amending  38.2-2212, 38.2-2213, and 38.2-2234. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 1075 (F); Wagner, SB 399 (F))
Motor vehicle title loans; establishes requirements, penalties. Amending  6.1-249, 6.1-330.55, 6.1-330.78, and 59.1-200; adding  6.1-480 through 6.1-507. (Patron-Saslaw, SB 606 (Chapter 477))
Motor vehicle titles; exempts special construction and forestry equipment from being titled. Amending  46.2-100, 46.2-600, 46.2-603, 46.2-636 through 46.2-640, 46.2-641, and 46.2-642. (Patron-Knight, HB 381 (F))
Motor vehicle titles; exempts special construction and forestry equipment from being titled and registered. Amending 46.2-100, 46.2-600, and 46.2-638; adding  46.2-636.1. (Patron-Knight, HB 975 (Chapter 135))
Motor vehicles; administrative impoundment thereof when driving without an operator’s license. Amending  46.2-301.1. (Patron-Rust, HB 513 (Chapter 829); Keam, HB 1125 (F); Petersen, SB 122 (F))
Motor vehicles; increases passing distance when approaching bicycles, etc. Amending  46.2-816, 46.2-838, and 46.2-839. (Patron-Kory, HB 1048 (F))
Motor vehicles; prohibition on driving abreast does not apply to vehicles lawfully overtaking and passing vehicles traveling in same direction. Amending  46.2-857. (Patron-Orrock, HB 163 (Chapter 110))
Motor vehicles; requires traffic on limited access highways to drive in right-most lane except to pass. Amending  46.2-842. (Patron-Ingram, HB 957 (F))
Motorcycle dealers; increases radius of relevant market areas as that term applies thereto. Amending  46.2-1993 and 46.2-1993.67. (Patron-Norment, SB 522 (Chapter 610))
Motorcycle helmets; penalty. Amending  46.2-910. (Patron-Gear, HB 1267 (F))
Motorcycles; allows law-enforcement officers on official duty to drive two abreast in a single lane. Amending  46.2-857. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 321 (Chapter 52))
Motorcycles; required to use muffler system in good working order that meets federal standards. Amending  15.2-919 and 46.2-1050. (Patron-Cole, HB 579 (F))
Move over law; drivers to move left on a four lane highway when approaching stationary tow trucks and highway maintenance displaying blue, red, or amber lights. Amending  46.2-921.1. (Patron-Oder, HB 403 (I) See HB1159)
Move over law; drivers to move left on a four lane highway when approaching stationary vehicles displaying certain warning lights. Amending  46.2-921.1. (Patron-Oder, HB 1159 (Chapter 289))
Off-road recreational vehicles; localities to allow on certain highways within their boundaries. Adding  46.2-800.2. (Patron-Morefield, HB 849 (Chapter 332); Phillips, HB 1175 (I) See HB849; Puckett, SB 373 (Chapter 463))
Open-end lending; provides extensions of credit secured by motor vehicle titles, caps interest at 36 percent. Amending 6.1-249, 6.1-272.1, 6.1-278, 6.1-285, and 6.1-330.78. (Patron-Morrissey, HB 187 (F))
Open-end loan plans; caps finance charges and fees that may be charged on extension of credit for car title loans. Amending 6.1-330.78. (Patron-Locke, SB 20 (F))
Overload and overweight permits; fees established by Commissioner. Amending  46.2-685, 46.2-1128, 46.2-1141, 46.2-1142, 46.2-1142.1, 46.2-1143, 46.2-1143.1, 46.2-1144, 46.2-1144.1, 46.2-1147, 46.2-1149, 46.2-1149.1, and 46.2-1149.4; adding 46.2-1139.2; repealing  46.2-1149.3, and second enactments of Chapter 738, 2007 Acts and Chapter 864, 2008 Acts. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 37 (F))
Overload and overweight permits; Transportation Board, et al. to establish new schedule of fees. Amending  46.2-652, 46.2-653, 46.2-685, 46.2-1128, 46.2-1141 through 46.2-1144.1, 46.2-1147, 46.2-1149, 46.2-1149.1, and 46.2-1149.4; adding  46.2-1139.2; repealing  46.2-1149.3, second enactment of Chapter 738, 2007 Acts, and second enactment of Chapter 864, 2008 Acts. (Patron-Barker, SB 212 (F))
Overweight permits; makes carriers of coal, etc., responsible for obtaining and complying with other requirements. Amending 46.2-1143. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 127 (F))
Overweight vehicles; penalties. Amending  46.2-1131. (Patron-Athey, HB 1068 (F))
Passing vehicles; any vehicle passing a bicycle, electric mobility device, etc., shall pass at least three feet to left of such vehicle. Amending  46.2-839. (Patron-Ticer, SB 566 (F))
Pedestrians and drivers; sets out responsibilities at marked and unmarked crosswalks. Amending  46.2-100, 46.2-821, 46.2-826, 46.2-833, 46.2-834, 46.2-835, 46.2-836, 46.2-904, 46.2-908.1, and 46.2-933; adding  46.2-923.1, 46.2-924.1, and 46.2-924.2; repealing  46.2-923 and 46.2-924. (Patron-Herring, HB 459 (F))
Pedestrians crossing highways; duties of vehicles to stop to allow at marked crosswalks. Amending  46.2-924. (Patron-Barker, SB 228 (F))
Personal property tax relief; deletes requirement that vehicle held in trust can qualify only if there is no more than one beneficiary. Amending  58.1-3523. (Patron-Watts, HB 228 (Chapter 499))
Photo-monitoring systems; operator of system may enter into an agreement with DMV to obtain vehicle information. Amending 15.2-968.1 and 46.2-208. (Patron-Herring, HB 461 (F))
Photo-monitoring systems; private entity may enter into agreement with DMV to obtain vehicle owner information regarding owners that fail to comply with traffic light. Amending  15.2-968.1 and 46.2-208. (Patron-Tata, HB 1292 (Chapter 175))
Property Owners’ Association Act; board of directors have authority to adopt rules and regulations relating to parking of motor vehicles by lot owners. Adding  55-513.01. (Patron-Sickles, HB 1102 (Chapter 854))
Radar detectors; use thereof considered traffic infraction. Amending  52-8.4:2; repealing  46.2-1079. (Patron-May, HB 674 (F))
Reflectors on trailers; required on those that have an empty weight of 3,000 pounds or less. Amending  46.2-1088.5. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 145 (F))
Regional criminal justice academy training; local fee charged to support. Amending  9.1-106. (Patron-Ware, O., HB 368 (Chapter 746))
Removal of mercury switches from scrap and recycled vehicles; manufacturers to submit plans to Department of Environmental Quality. Amending  46.2-635 and third enactment of Chapters 16 and 163, 2006 Acts; adding  10.1-1425.40 through 10.1-1425.44. (Patron-Cosgrove, HB 375 (F))
Removal of motor vehicles; adds Prince William County to list that may remove or immobilize vehicles with three or more parking violations. Amending  46.2-1216. (Patron-Torian, HB 298 (I) See HB692; Lingamfelter, HB 492 (I) See HB692; Miller, J.H., HB 692 (Chapter 23))
Rumble strips; installation on sides of highways having speed limits of at least 55 miles per hour. (Patron-Blevins, SB 200 (C))
Safety belts; makes nonuse thereof a primary offense. Amending 46.2-1094. (Patron-Barlow, HB 901 (F); Blevins, SB 9 (F))
Safety belts; primary enforcement when violations are observed by law-enforcement officers at traffic safety checkpoints. Amending  46.2-1094. (Patron-Norment, SB 518 (F))
Safety belts; those 18 and under who are occupying a vehicle are required to wear. Amending  46.2-1094 and 46.2-1095. (Patron-Howell, SB 219 (Chapter 661))
Safety belts; use required for all occupants of a motor vehicle. Amending  46.2-1094. (Patron-Barker, SB 229 (I) See SB219)
Salvage vehicles; allows locality to require records to be reported to police. Amending  46.2-1608; adding  46.2-1608.1. (Patron-Stuart, SB 406 (Chapter 873))
Smoking in cars with minor present; civil penalty. Adding 15.2-2824.1. (Patron-Morrissey, HB 186 (F))
Speed limits; adds Nelson County to list of counties where unposted maximum speed on nonsurface treated highways is 35 mph. Amending  46.2-873.1. (Patron-Deeds, SB 172 (Chapter 48))
Speed limits; adds Rappahannock County to list of counties where unposted maximum speed limit on nonsurface treated highways is 35 miles per hour. Amending  46.2-873.1. (Patron-Gilbert, HB 504 (Chapter 19))
Speed limits; increases on highways where it is presently 65 mph to 70 mph. Amending  46.2-870. (Patron-Carrico, HB 856 (Chapter 26); Newman, SB 537 (Chapter 56))
Speed limits; provides for 70 miles per hour speed limit on certain portions of I-95 and I-295. Amending  46.2-870. (Patron-Morrissey, HB 176 (I) See HB856)
Taxicab; shall bear a roof sign and markings permanently affixed to exterior in letters at least three inches in height identifying vehicle thereas. Adding  46.2-2059.1. (Patron-Oder, HB 1240 (Chapter 242))
Toll facilities; civil penalties for failure to pay. Amending 46.2-819.1 and 46.2-819.3. (Patron-McDougle, SB 391 (F))
Tolls; installation of video-monitoring and automatic vehicle identification systems used to capture images of those not paying, penalty. Amending  46.2-819.1; adding  46.2-819.3:1. (Patron-Rust, HB 746 (Chapter 839))
Tow trucks; certain requirements for connection between vehicles. Amending  46.2-1118. (Patron-Watkins, SB 646 (Chapter 614))
Towing and Recovery Operators, Board of; regulation exemptions. (Patron-Bell, Robert B., HB 915 (F))
Traffic lights; allows motorcycle, moped, and bicycle riders, in certain situations, to proceed through intersections showing steady red signals. Amending  46.2-833. (Patron-Greason, HB 752 (F))
Transportation, Chief Executive Officer for; abolishes office of Transportation Commissioner and replaces that position, powers and duties. Amending  2.2-200, 2.2-204, 2.2-211, 2.2-229, 2.2-306, 2.2-2423, 5.1-1, 5.1-2.1, 5.1-7, 5.1-9.9, 5.1-30.9, 5.1-39, 10.1-1425.8, 15.2-968.1, 15.2-2030, 15.2-2222.1, 15.2-2272, 15.2-3530, 15.2-3534, 15.2-4832, 15.2-5114, 15.2-5146, 22.1-129, 25.1-108, 25.1-109, 25.1-209, 25.1-229, 33.1-1, 33.1-2, 33.1-3, 33.1-221.1:1.1, 33.1-221.1:8, 33.1-351, 33.1-391.2, 33.1-391.3:1, 33.1-391.5, 46.2-200, 46.2-206, 46.2-223, 46.2-224, 46.2-302, 46.2-373, 46.2-675, 46.2-819.1, 46.2-873.1, 46.2-877, 46.2-878, 46.2-881, 46.2-883, 46.2-930, 46.2-932, 46.2-1104, 46.2-1109, 46.2-1110, 46.2-1112, 46.2-1144.1, 46.2-1145, 46.2-1223, 46.2-1307, 46.2-1307.1, 53.1-58, 55-201.1, 56-27, 56-28, 56-29, 56-32, 56-366.1, 56-366.3, 56-369, 56-405, 56-405.1, 56-405.2, 56-406.1, 56-406.2, 56-458.1, 56-573.1, and 63.2-611; repealing  2.2-228 and 5.1-2.3. (Patron-McDougle, SB 103 (C))
Truck weights; exempts vehicles hauling wood pellets from weight limits, overweight permits, and permit fees. Adding 46.2-1129.2. (Patron-Nutter, HB 991 (F))
Uninsured motorist insurance; coverage for nonresident motor vehicle insured under policy issued in another state. Amending 38.2-2206. (Patron-Cline, HB 1354 (F); McEachin, SB 460 (F))
Uninsured motorist insurance; liability insurer relieved of costs of defending owner or operator in claim involving property damage or bodily injury. Amending  38.2-2206. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 93 (Chapter 492))
Unlawful entry into a motor vehicle; penalties. Adding 18.2-146.1. (Patron-Bell, Robert B., HB 936 (F))
Vehicle engine idling; allowed for unattended motor vehicles on residential streets if for purpose of warming or cooling interior of vehicle. Amending  46.2-1209. (Patron-LeMunyon, HB 1368 (F))
Vehicle lengths; increases allowable length of triple saddle mount combination vehicles operated on National Highway System. Amending  46.2-1116. (Patron-Scott, E.T., HB 810 (Chapter 24))
Vehicle license fees; allows localities to exempt members of certain authorized sheriff’s volunteer citizen support units. Amending  46.2-752. (Patron-Cole, HB 580 (Chapter 131))
Vehicle registration; limits certain exemptions to pickup and panel trucks, etc., and vehicles weighing over 7500 pounds. Amending  46.2-665, 46.2-666, and 46.2-670. (Patron-Scott, E.T., HB 1277 (Chapter 293))
Vehicles damaged by water; increases threshold for reporting water damage. Amending  46.2-624. (Patron-Lohr, HB 392 (C))
Vehicles towed; written notice within 24 hours to owners of vehicles towed because of medical emergencies involving driver. Amending  46.2-1212.1. (Patron-Sickles, HB 1096 (F))
Virginia Railway Express service; prohibits assessment of localities for more than they collect in motor vehicle fuel sales taxes. Adding  56-446.2. (Patron-Cole, HB 55 (F))
Water-damaged vehicles; obtaining salvage certificate for those that meet definition of a salvage vehicle. Amending  46.2-624. (Patron-Newman, SB 539 (F))
Weight limits; extends sunset provision for trucks hauling gravel and certain other cargoes in coal-producing counties. Amending 46.2-1143. (Patron-Carrico, HB 473 (Chapter 361))
Wireless telecommunications devices; prohibits talking on such device unless it’s being used in hands-free mode. Amending 46.2-1078.1. (Patron-Dance, HB 58 (F); LeMunyon, HB 783 (F); Blevins, SB 10 (I) See SB517; Norment, SB 517 (F); Ticer, SB 574 (I) See SB517)
2010 Session Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, and Resolutions - For additional information, please contact the House of Delegates Information and Public Relations Office, P. O. Box 406, State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia 23218, telephone (804) 698-1500. Last updated 06/16/10