High-occupancy lanes; extends sunset provision for vehicles bearing clean fuel license plates. (SB454)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeannemarie Devolites Davis (R-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


HOV lanes; exemption for clean special fuel vehicles. Extends the "sunset" to 2007 authorizing the use of HOV lanes by vehicles bearing clean special fuel vehicle license plates. This bill also provides that all clean special fuel vehicle license plates issued after July 1, 2006, be issued with a new design distinctively different from the design of the previous plates. Also, on HOV lanes serving the I-95/395 corridor, only vehicles registered with and displaying clean special fuel vehicle license plates prior to July 1, 2006, shall be treated as vehicles displaying special license plates issued under this section. This bill also directs the Commissioner of DMV to develop procedures to ensure that all potential purchasers of clean special fuel vehicle license plates receive adequate notice of the benefits, risks and timelines required for the issuance of these plates. In addition, this bill raises the annual fee for clean special fuel vehicle license plates from $10 to $25, with funds being paid to the HOV Enforcement Fund for use by Virginia State Police for enhanced HOV enforcement. This bill also increases first and second offense fines in Planning District Eight to $125 and $250 respectively. Read the Bill »


04/19/2006: enacted


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 067859726
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/26/2006Reported from Transportation with amendment (14-Y 1-N)
01/30/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/30/2006VOTE: (38-Y 0-N)
01/31/2006Read second time
01/31/2006Reading of amendment waived
01/31/2006Committee amendment agreed to
01/31/2006Engrossed by Senate as amended SB454E
01/31/2006Printed as engrossed 067859726-E
02/01/2006Read third time and passed Senate (35-Y 3-N)
02/01/2006VOTE: (35-Y 3-N)
02/01/2006Communicated to House
02/14/2006Placed on Calendar
02/14/2006Read first time
02/14/2006Referred to Committee on Transportation
03/02/2006Reported from Transportation with substitute (20-Y 1-N)
03/02/2006Committee substitute printed 068298726-H1
03/03/2006Read second time
03/06/2006Read third time
03/06/2006Committee substitute agreed to 068298726-H1
03/06/2006Amendments by Delegate Welch rejected
03/06/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB454H1
03/06/2006Passed House with substitute (83-Y 16-N)
03/06/2006VOTE: PASSAGE (83-Y 16-N)
03/08/2006House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 1-N)
03/08/2006VOTE: (39-Y 1-N)
03/15/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB454ER)
03/15/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB454ER)
03/15/2006Signed by Speaker
03/16/2006Signed by President
04/11/2006Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/18/2006Placed on Calendar
04/19/2006Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (37-Y 1-N)
04/19/2006VOTE: (37-Y 1-N)
04/19/2006House concurred in Governor's recommendation (94-Y 2-N)
04/19/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (94-Y 2-N)
04/19/2006G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/19/2006Signed by President as reenrolled
04/19/2006Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/19/2006Enacted, Chapter 908 (effective 7/1/06)
04/19/2006Reenrolled bill text (SB454ER2)
04/19/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0908)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1248.