Disabled veteran; definition thereof. (HB1)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville) with support from 16 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights), Del. Al Eisenberg (D-Arlington), Del. David Englin (D-Alexandria), Del. Jeff Frederick (R-Woodbridge), Del. Frank Hargrove (R-Glen Allen), Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell), Del. Bill Janis (R-Glen Allen), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Glenn Oder (R-Newport News), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. David Poisson (D-Sterling), Del. Bob Tata (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Onzlee Ware (D-Roanoke), Sen. Walter Stosch (R-Glen Allen), Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Motor vehicles; definitions. Redefines the term "disabled veteran" for the purposes of Title 46.2 (Motor Vehicles) to include a veteran who is at least 50% disabled as certified by the U.S. Veterans Administration. This definition governs which veterans are eligible for disabled veteran special license plates. Amends § 46.2-100, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
11/19/2007Committee
11/19/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 084443676
11/19/2007Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/10/2008Impact statement from DMV (HB1)
01/14/2008Assigned Transportation sub: 3
01/22/2008Reported from Transportation with substitute (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2008Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/23/2008Committee substitute printed 083516676-H1
01/25/2008Assigned App. sub: Transportation (May)
01/28/2008Impact statement from DMV (HB1H1)
02/12/2008Left in Appropriations

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB17 and HB340.

Comments

James Lamb writes:

I don't think this should be passed due to the fact that the VA does not always give the Veteran the percentage of disability they deserve. You can have a disability/impairment and not get it through VA for many years. I have a hearing disability/tinnitus and will probably only get 10 percent. How can this affect me you may ask. Well if I walk too far sometimes it causes vertigo.

Pedro Garcia writes:

I fully support this bill. I am a stroke survivor that I suffered back in August of 2005. At the time I was scheduled to deploy for the Middle East, but unfortunately I had a stroke. I am 80% disabled, but if you are not considered 100% disabled you do not get disable veteran special plates. Frankly I think this is not fair. If you were in the military and for whatever reason were injured or disabled, while in the military, then you should be afforded the right to get and display the disabled veteran special license plates.