License plates, special; eliminates fee to family of persons who have died in military service. (HB2)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Tata (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville), Del. David Poisson (D-Sterling), and Sen. Harry Blevins (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Special license plates for immediate family members of persons who have died in military service to their country; fees. Eliminates the one-time $10 surcharge imposed for issuance of these plates. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/19/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 087755748
11/19/2007Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/14/2008Assigned Transportation sub: 3
01/22/2008Reported from Transportation with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2008Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/23/2008Committee substitute printed 083515748-H1
01/25/2008Assigned App. sub: Transportation (May)
01/28/2008Impact statement from DMV (HB2H1)
02/06/2008Reported from Appropriations (24-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2008Read first time
02/11/2008Read second time
02/11/2008Committee substitute agreed to 083515748-H1
02/11/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2H1
02/12/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/12/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Communicated to Senate
02/13/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2008Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/21/2008Reported from Transportation (15-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/26/2008Read third time
02/26/2008Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2ER)
02/28/2008Impact statement from DMV (HB2ER)
02/28/2008Signed by Speaker
03/02/2008Signed by President
03/07/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 427 (effective 7/1/08)
03/14/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0427)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB23, HB61, HB308 and HB468.


James Stanley writes:

What a small price for tax payers to give up to a family who has given so much


Do the math! Let's think of other ways of honoring our dead other than rewarding hundreds or thousands of their immediate relations to have free license tags. What is the relationship between car license plates and dying in the armed service? How about acting sincere on Memorial Day.