Move-over law; drivers must move to lane not adjacent emergency vehicle displaying emergency lights. (SB799)

Introduced By

Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Move-over law. Provides that a motor vehicle approaching a stationary emergency vehicle displaying emergency lights must move to a lane not adjacent to the emergency vehicle regardless of whether the emergency vehicle is in a travel lane. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


03/04/2008Introduced at the request of Governor
03/04/2008Presented and ordered printed with emergency clause
03/04/2008Referred to Committee on Transportation
03/06/2008Reported from Transportation (14-Y 0-N)
03/06/2008Engrossed by Senate
03/06/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
03/06/2008Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
03/06/2008Communicated to House
03/06/2008Placed on Calendar
03/06/2008Read first time
03/06/2008Referred to Committee on Transportation
03/07/2008Reported from Transportation (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2008Read second time
03/08/2008Read third time
03/08/2008Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
03/08/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
03/24/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB799ER)
03/24/2008Signed by Speaker
03/26/2008Signed by President
04/02/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 818 (effective 4/2/08)