Driver's license, commercial; passenger-carrying vehicle transporting fewer than 16 required. (HB1170)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Commercial driver's license. Makes passenger-carrying vehicle designed to transport fewer than 16 passengers including the driver and that is offered for rent, for hire, or any complimentary or incidental service a "commercial motor vehicle" requiring a commercial driver's license to operate. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 084549472
01/09/2008Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/23/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1170)
02/12/2008Left in Transportation


Ray Goodwin writes:

Acca Shriners in Central VA support almost 400 children in this area who are being provided care without cost to families, insurance companies or government by Shriners Hospitals for Children. We provide transportation and travel expenses,also without cost for children in families that need that assistance. Acca has two vans that provide transportation to families and children. They carry fewer than 16 passengers. All of the drivers are Shriner volunteers and Acca has policy to require drivers record checks and health statements.There are three other Shrine Centers in Virginia and they all operate similar vans. If the Bill is enacted it will impose an undo and unecessary hardship. If we can't keep drivers we'll be far less able to provide necessary transportatin for the children and their families. I speak as one Shriner. I have heard from many others who share this concern.