Sheriffs' office vehicles; allowed to be painted solid colors other than brown or white. (HB33)

Introduced By

Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Marked sheriffs' office vehicles. Allows marked sheriffs' office vehicles to be painted solid colors other than brown or white. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/04/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 083410564
12/04/2007Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/01/2008Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2008Read first time
02/05/2008Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2008Read third time and passed House (73-Y 26-N)
02/06/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (73-Y 26-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2008Communicated to Senate
02/07/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2008Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/19/2008Reported from Local Government (15-Y 0-N)
02/21/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/2008Read third time
02/22/2008Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB33ER)
02/26/2008Signed by Speaker
02/28/2008Signed by President
03/04/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 286 (effective 7/1/08)
03/04/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 284 (effective 7/1/08)
03/11/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0284)


James Stanley writes:

I am fully aware of the situation that got Mr, Ingram to sponsor this bill. Sheriff Anderson of Hopewell has a deputy that wants to play cop and was issued a gray dodge patrol vehicle. Once the law was presented to the Sheriff, rather than comply he had rather get the law changed.

Shelia Watson writes:

Sheriff Anderson has put a court room secruity deputy on the 295 interstate patroling for speeders to write tickets for Hopewell in a look-a-like State Trooper car blue and grey. Va. code states brown or white, so he had Riley Ingram to put the bill in so they can keep the car that color. He is also not law enforcement certified.

Janice B. Denton writes:

I agree with James Stanley - it doesn't make sense to change the law for one (1) vehicle. I believe our lawmakers have a lot more serious issues to deal with. Let the sheriff correct the mistake!

Buddy writes:

Unbelievable. Just goes to show how much power and influence one sheriff can have. Go repaint your car, Sheriff Anderson.

Debra Rose writes:

Due to the nature of why this bill was introduce, I find it to be very unbecoming of Riley Ingram to not support the Va. code and instead try to have it change for the benefit of one person.
This bill will not be cost effective to the sheriff dept.
My question tho, the bill states changed to any solid color, will Sheriff Anderson comply and paint the car in question to a solid color.

Debra Rose writes:

wrong info, car is grey with colored strips