Wildlife Center; authorizes vehicles owned thereby to rescue or euthanize injured wildlife. (HB3075)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave) with support from co-patron Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Regulation of traffic; authority of Wildlife Center of Virginia. Authorizes vehicles owned or controlled by the Wildlife Center of Virginia when specifically requested by a law-enforcement agency to rescue or euthanize injured wildlife to (i) cross medians of divided highways; (ii) use cross-overs and turn-arounds otherwise reserved for use only by authorized vehicles; (iii) drive on a portion of the highway other than the roadway; (iv) stop or stand on any portion of the highway; and (v) operate in any other manner as directed by a law-enforcement officer at the scene. The bill provides that a driver of any such vehicle is not immune from liability, criminal or civil, for reckless behavior. Read the Bill »


03/08/2007: signed by governor


01/16/2007Presented and ordered printed 074808376
01/16/2007Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/22/2007Assigned Transportation sub: #2 (Saxman)
02/01/2007Read first time
02/02/2007Read second time and engrossed
02/03/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/03/2007Communicated to Senate
02/05/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2007Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/12/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2007Read third time
02/13/2007Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB3075ER)
02/19/2007Signed by Speaker
02/20/2007Signed by President
03/08/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 139 (effective 7/1/07)
03/14/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0139)