Neighborhood watch vehicles; allowance of amber warning lights thereon. (HB600)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Amber lights; neighborhood watch vehicles. Allows amber warning lights on neighborhood watch vehicles to be lit when the vehicles are in their assigned neighborhood watch program area, whether in motion or stationary. Amends § 46.2-1025, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 083474624
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/17/2008Reported from Transportation (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2008Read first time
01/21/2008Read second time
01/21/2008Motion to refer to committee agreed to
01/21/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/24/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/12/2008Left in Courts of Justice


Waldo Jaquith writes:

This bill generated a good bit of debate on the House floor just now, with several Republicans speaking in opposition to the bill, largely arguing that these groups shouldn't be allowed to appear to be police officers. Del. Ward Armstrong finally suggested that the bill be sent to committee, as planned, and it could be debated there, and that was that.