Speed limits; analysis of accident and law-enforcement data required before increasing. (SB783)

Introduced By

Sen. Brandon Bell (R-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Maximum speed limits. Requires that, before speed limits are increased beyond 55 miles per hour, not only must a traffic engineering study be performed, but also analysis of accident and law-enforcement data. Read the Bill »


03/19/2007: signed by governor


12/22/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 078429700
12/22/2006Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/15/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/16/2007Read second time
01/16/2007Reading of amendments waived
01/16/2007Committee amendments agreed to
01/16/2007Engrossed by Senate as amended SB783E
01/16/2007Printed as engrossed 078429700-E
01/17/2007Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
01/17/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2007Communicated to House
02/02/2007Placed on Calendar
02/02/2007Read first time
02/02/2007Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/15/2007Reported from Transportation with substitute (19-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2007Committee substitute printed 079450700-H1
02/16/2007Read second time
02/19/2007Passed by for the day
02/20/2007Read third time
02/20/2007Committee substitute agreed to 079450700-H1
02/20/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB783H1
02/20/2007Passed House with substitute (86-Y 10-N)
02/20/2007VOTE: PASSAGE (86-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB783ER)
03/07/2007Signed by Speaker
03/08/2007Impact statement from VDOT (SB783ER)
03/08/2007Signed by President
03/19/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 544 (effective - see bill)
04/03/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0544)