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The Latest News on Legislation is listed on this page. Please click on any bill to see its status. Bills for the 2018 session are posted below (bills will be posted soon as they are introduced or pre-filed ~ the GA doesn't meet until January). These are the bills of interest to car hobbyists. You may click on any bill link to learn more about that bill and its status.

  • HB 9 Safety restraints; all occupants of motor vehicles required to utilize.

  • HB 12 Temporary driver's licenses, permits, etc.; DMV authorized to issue to certain aliens.

  • HB 16 Motor vehicle and fire insurance; use of credit information.

  • HB 20 Fair Repair Act; access to diagnostics, tools, services documentation, and firmware, penalties.

  • HB 27 Vehicle inspection sticker; location on vehicle.

  • HB 73 Speed limits; maximum speed on certain highways.

  • HB 103 Interstate 95; VDOT to commence project to add additional lanes.

  • HB 114 Golf carts and utility vehicles on public highways; equine events.

  • HB 115 Reckless driving; penalty.

  • HB 116 Distracted driving; authority of local government.

  • HB 177 Distracted driving; handheld personal communications devices; driving with an animal.

  • HB 180 Distracted driving; penalty.

  • HB 181 Improper driving; handheld communication device.

  • HB 207 Operating motor vehicle with accumulated snow or ice; penalty.

  • HB 218 Special license plates; ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK FOUNDATION.

  • HB 219 Passing a stopped school bus; penalty.

  • HB 224 Public school buses; seat belts.

  • HB 236 Parked vehicles; registration, licensing, and titling requirements.

  • HB 244 Public utilities; cell phones; bill notice. (notice in bills stating "It is unlawful for any person to text or use a handheld personal communications device while operating a motor vehicle in a highway work zone when workers are present." )

  • HB 287 Special license plates; STOP GUN VIOLENCE.

  • HB 308 Passing in a bicycle lane prohibited.

  • HB 355 Virginia Fuels Tax Act; refueling vehicles.

  • HB 370 Unpaid Department of Motor Vehicle fees; minimum amount due prior to suspension of services.

  • HB 381 Virginia State Police Electronic Summons System Fund.

  • HB 387 Relating to driver's license renewals; twenty-first birthday.

  • HB 408 Right to keep and bear arms.

  • HB 426 Careless driving; cause of injury to vulnerable road user.

  • HB 428 Minimum speed limits.

  • HB 446 Driving on a suspended or revoked license; unpaid court fines or costs; traffic infraction.

  • HB 464 Pedestrians; drivers yielding the right-of-way.

  • HB 466 Payday loans; motor vehicle title loans; purchase from federally chartered financial institution.

  • HB 469 Electric vehicle tax credit.

  • HB 475 Commercial motor vehicles; certain high-occupancy vehicle lanes.

  • HB 489 Registration and licensing of vehicles; payment of local taxes and fees.

  • HB 492 Passing a stopped school bus; driving record.

  • HB 505 Traffic signs; people with disabilities.

  • HB 506 Improper driving; use of handheld communication device while driving vehicle.

  • HB 510 Driving while using handheld personal communications device; penalty

  • HB 524 Special license plates; fees.

  • HB 563 Flashing red or red and white warning lights.

  • HB 580 Driver privilege cards.

  • HB 581 Inspection stations; appointments.

  • HB 582 Vehicle safety inspections; maximum charges. (Increases from $12 to $15 the maximum amount any safety inspection station can charge for an inspection of any motorcycle and increases from $16 to $25 the maximum amount any safety inspection station can charge for an inspection of any vehicle other than a tractor truck, truck that has a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,000 pounds or more)

  • HB 612 Delinquent children; issuance of learner's permits.

  • HB 627 Inspections prior to sale; exception; certain special orders.

  • HB 633 Driver's licenses; suspensions for certain non-driving related offenses.

  • HB 645 Strip searches of certain misdemeanants, etc. (Authorizes the strip search of a person in custodial arrest for a traffic infraction, a Class 3 or Class 4 misdemeanor, or a local ordinance punishable by no more than 30 days in jail for a controlled substance if a law-enforcement officer has reasonable cause to believe that such person is concealing such substance. Currently, only strip searches of such persons for weapons is allowed.)

  • HB 662 Department of Transportation to submit a plan for the remediation of the American Legion Bridge.

  • HB 668 Transportation funding in certain areas of the Commonwealth; price floor.

  • HB 680 Motor vehicle sales and use tax; semitrailers.

  • HB 684 Maximum speed limits on certain highways.

  • HB 699 Motor vehicle fuels sales tax in certain transportation districts.

  • HB 708 Rear-facing child restraint devices.

  • HB 712 Naming highways, bridges, interchanges, and other transportation facilities.

  • HB 737 Department of Motor Vehicles documents; veteran endorsement.

  • HB 761 Special license plates; BELIEVING IN THE FUTURE OF AGRICULTURE SINCE 1927.

  • HB 768 Motor vehicle fuels sales tax in certain areas of the Commonwealth; price floor.

  • HB 776 Regulation of parking on secondary highways; Albemarle.

  • HB 800 Towing; fees.

  • HB 802 Eluding police; penalty.

  • HB 811 Slow vehicle; leaving right-most lane for passing; penalty.

  • HB 839 Rights and duties of motorcycle franchises, dealers, manufacturers, and distributors.

  • HB 896 Motor vehicle dealer; definition. (For commission, money, or other thing of value, (i) buys at least five motor vehicles within 12 consecutive months, (ii) offers to sell or sells at least five motor vehicles within 12 consecutive months, (iii) displays or permits the display for sale of at least five motor vehicles within 12 consecutive months, (iv) exchanges, either outright or on conditional sale, bailment lease, or chattel mortgage at least five motor vehicles within 12 consecutive months, or (v) arranges or offers or attempts to solicit or negotiate on behalf of others a the sale, purchase, or exchange of an interest in at least five motor vehicles within 12 consecutive months, whether or not the motor vehicles are owned by him such person)

  • HB 899 Military surplus off-road motor vehicles; antique vehicles. (Clarifies that military surplus off-road motor vehicles can qualify as antique vehicles. The bill defines military surplus off-road motor vehicles as those that were manufactured by or under the direction of the United States Armed Forces and subsequently authorized for sale to civilians.)

  • HB 914 School bus operators; training.

  • HB 917 Motor vehicle fuels; sales tax in certain areas of the Commonwealth, price floor.

  • HB 922 Electric vehicle charging stations; local and public operation.

  • HB 931 Battery; public transportation operators; penalty.

  • HB 943 Special license plates; E PLURIBUS UNUM.

  • HB 955 Electrical service utility vehicles; yielding right-of-way or reducing speed.

  • HB 970 Motor vehicle fuels; sales tax in certain areas of the Commonwealth, price floor.

  • HB 1007 Delegate Lacey Putney Memorial Highway; designating certain portion of U.S. Route 221.

  • HB 1012 Driving in the left-most lane of a multilane highway.

  • HB 1013 Transportation network company; discrimination.

  • HB 1021 Speed monitoring systems; school crossing zones.

  • HB 1068 Special license plates; veterans of certain military reserve organizations.

  • HB 1069 Vehicle registration extension for satisfaction of certain requirements.

  • HB 1077 Driver education courses; virtual testing.

  • HB 1083 Motor vehicle fuels sales tax; price floor.

  • HB 1078 Motor vehicle dealers; injunctive relief for failure to obtain a license.

  • HB 1236 Special license plates; GREEN BERET FOUNDATION.

  • HB 1241 Car-washing fundraisers; biodegradable cleaners. (Prohibits any locality from banning car-washing fundraisers that use biodegradable, phosphate-free, water-based cleaners.)

  • HB 1244 Department of Motor Vehicles; service charges for in-person transactions. (Eliminates the service charge imposed and collected by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for any registration, driver's license, or identification card renewal in a DMV service center.)

  • HB 1256 HOT lanes on Interstate 66; operating hours.

  • HB 1272 Safety belt systems; rear passengers.

  • HB 1282 Parking citations; funds paid to locality.

  • HB 1289 Passing stopped school busses; local ordinances.

  • HB 1291 Interstate 66; tolling facilities.

  • HB 1292 State and local transportation planning.

  • HB 1298 Towing advisory boards; appointment prior to entering into contract regarding regulations.

  • HB 1304 Uninsured and underinsured motorist insurance policies; bad faith.

  • HB 1316 Special license plates; I SUPPORT WOMEN VETERANS.

  • HB 1318 Driver privilege cards.

  • HB 1323 Military surplus off-road motor vehicles; registration and operation on highways.

  • HB 1342 Special license plates; supporters of NASA facilities in Virginia.

  • HB 1349 Trespass towing.

  • HB 1352 Motor vehicle fuels sales tax in certain areas of the Commonwealth; price floor.

  • HB 1354 Lighting devices on motor vehicles; covering. (Removes the requirement that in order to operate a motor vehicle equipped with certain nonrequired, unapproved, or unpermitted lighting devices on any highway, such lighting devices be covered.)

  • HB 1384 Hands-free operation of handheld personal communications devices in motor vehicles; exceptions.

  • HB 1406 Towing and recovery operators; costs for towing and storing stolen vehicles.

  • HB 1413 Display or parking of used motor vehicles for sale; penalty.

  • HB 1417 HOT lanes on Interstate 66; operating hours.

  • HB 1423 Special license plates; FIRST IN WINE.

  • HB 1438 Highway signs; drive-in movie theaters. (Adds drive-in movie theaters to the attractions that may be identified on directional and official signs displayed near any Interstate System, National Highway System, or federal-aid primary highway.)

  • HB 1458 Public property and highways; dumping; animal carcasses; penalty.

  • HB 1459 Posting a sign on a Department of Transportation right-of-way; permit

  • SB 17 Uninsured and underinsured motorist insurance policies; bad faith.

  • SB 33 Marijuana offenses; driver's license forfeiture.

  • SB 46 Pedestrians; drivers yielding the right-of-way.

  • SB 74 Handheld personal communications devices; use while driving.

  • SB 86 Driver's license.

  • SB 87 Careless driving; cause of injury to vulnerable road user.

  • SB 88 Bicycle lane; penalty for driver to pass another vehicle using lane.

  • SB 97 Driving with animal; no person shall operate a moving motor vehicle with an animal on his lap.

  • SB 99 Hunting dogs; release of dogs near highway.

  • SB 104 Reckless driving; raises threshold for speeding.

  • SB 116 License plates, special; issuance for members/supporters of Parents Against Bullying organization.

  • SB 126 Driver education programs; parent/student driver education component.

  • SB 148 Driver's license suspensions for certain non-driving related offenses.

  • SB 181 Suspension of driver's license for nonpayment of fines or costs.

  • SB 206 Maximum speed limits on certain highways.

  • SB 229 School bus personnel; training program; autism spectrum disorders.

  • SB 249 Taxation of all-terrain vehicles, mopeds, and off-road motorcycles.

  • SB 275 Distracted driving; penalty.

  • SB 291 Department of Motor Vehicles; electronic services.

  • SB 308 Driving under the influence; highways.

  • SB 326 Towing advisory boards; appointment prior to entering into contract regarding regulations.

  • SB 359 Driver education courses; instructor qualifications.

  • SB 363 Delegate Lacey Putney Memorial Highway; designating certain portion of U.S. Route 221.

  • SB 364 Motor vehicle liability insurance coverage limits.

  • SB 381 Passing a stopped school bus; injury to another person; penalty.

  • SB 393 Motor vehicle fuels; sales tax in certain areas of the Commonwealth, price floor.

  • SB 398 Driving while intoxicated; fourth offense; penalty.

  • SB 402 Driving under the influence; secure transdermal alcohol monitoring.

  • SB 431 Special license plates; I SUPPORT WOMEN VETERANS.

  • SB 446 Special license plates; BELIEVING IN THE FUTURE OF AGRICULTURE SINCE 1927.

  • SB 454 Inoperable vehicles; James City County.

  • SB 466 Maximum speed limits on certain highways.

  • SB 492 Towing; fees.

  • SB 496 Off-road recreational vehicles; highway speed limit.

  • SB 509 Handheld photo speed monitoring devices.

  • SB 515 Special license plates; Virginia Realtors.

  • SB 532 Display or sale of used motor vehicles; penalty. (Provides that violations of the prohibition on the display or sale, or permitting the display or sale, of more than five used motor vehicles within any 12-month period on real property for the purpose of selling or advertising the sale of used motor vehicles by the owner or lessee is punishable as a Class 4 misdemeanor. The bill contains technical amendments.)

  • SB 557 School bus operators; training.

  • SB 561 Right lane restrictions for tractor trucks on Interstate 81; pilot program.

  • SB 575 Vehicle registration extension for satisfaction of certain requirements.

  • SB 578 Suspension of driver's license for nonpayment of fines or costs.

  • SB 586 Exhaust system in good working order; exclusion. (Excludes antique motor vehicles, defined as motor vehicles 25 years old or older, from the requirement that such vehicle be equipped with an exhaust system in good working order and in constant operation to prevent excessive or unusual levels of noise. Current law excludes antique motor vehicles manufactured prior to 1950 from such requirements.)

  • SB 600 Distracted driving; penalty.

  • SB 611 Motor vehicle liability insurance coverage limits.

  • SB 621 Driver privilege cards.

  • SB 643 Department of Transportation; electronic toll collection device fees or exchange.

  • SB 678 Speed monitoring systems.

  • SB 686 Safety inspection approval stickers; vehicle equipment presumed compliant.

  • SB 687 Motor vehicle sales and use tax; minimum tax.

  • SB 700 School bus video-monitoring systems; release of information by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

  • SB 701 Special license plates; ALZHEIMER'S ASSOCIATION.

  • SB 737 Driving under the influence; first offenders; license conditions; penalty.

  • SB 744 Safety belt systems; rear passengers; primary offense.

  • SB 792 Special license plates; Friends of the Blue Ridge Parkway.

  • SB 805 Passing a stopped school bus; driving record.

  • SB 839 Resident stickers; turns in certain residential areas.

  • SB 847 Purple Heart State; Department of Transportation.

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