HB1619: Distribution of handbills in highway right-of-way; grants City of Falls Church, etc. to prohibit.


HOUSE BILL NO. 1619
AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by the House Committee on Transportation)
(Patrons Prior to Substitute--Delegates Peace and Orrock [HB 1676])
House Amendments in [ ] -- February 2, 2009
A BILL to amend and reenact § 46.2-931 of the Code of Virginia, relating to distribution of handbills, etc., solicitation of contributions, and sale of merchandise on highways.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That § 46.2-931 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 46.2-931. Certain localities may prohibit or regulate distribution of handbills, etc., solicitation of contributions, and sale of merchandise on highways within their boundaries.

A. Arlington [ and, Hanover, ] Henrico [ , and Spotsylvania ] Counties, the City of Richmond, and the Town Towns of Ashland and Vienna are hereby authorized to adopt ordinances prohibiting or regulating:

1. The distribution of handbills, leaflets, bulletins, literature, advertisements, or similar material to the occupants of motor vehicles on highways located within their boundaries;

2. The solicitation of contributions of any nature from the occupants of motor vehicles on highways located within their boundaries; and

3. The sale of merchandise or the attempted sale of merchandise to the occupants of motor vehicles on highways located within their boundaries.

B. Albemarle, Hanover, Spotsylvania, and Greene Counties, the Town of Ashland, and the City of Richmond are hereby authorized to adopt ordinances [ prohibiting or ] regulating:

1. The distribution of handbills, leaflets, bulletins, literature, advertisements, or similar material to the occupants of motor vehicle vehicles on public roadways and medians;

2. The solicitation of contributions of any nature from the occupants of motor vehicles on public roadways and medians; and

3. The sale of merchandise or the attempted sale of merchandise to the occupants of motor vehicles on public roadways and medians.

C. Ordinances adopted pursuant to this section may provide that any person violating the provisions of such ordinances shall be guilty of a traffic infraction.

D. The Virginia Department of Transportation may regulate activities within such streets and highways under its jurisdiction, subject to regulations promulgated by the Commonwealth Transportation Board. Nothing in this section shall be construed to allow any locality to permit activities within any highway under the maintenance and operational jurisdiction of the Virginia Department of Transportation.


HOUSE BILL NO. 1619
AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by the House Committee on Transportation
on January 20, 2009)
(Patrons Prior to Substitute--Delegates Peace and Orrock [HB 1676])
A BILL to amend and reenact 46.2-931 of the Code of Virginia, relating to distribution of handbills, etc., solicitation of contributions, and sale of merchandise on highways.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That 46.2-931 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

46.2-931. Certain localities may prohibit or regulate distribution of handbills, etc., solicitation of contributions, and sale of merchandise on highways within their boundaries.

A. Arlington and Henrico Counties, the City of Richmond, and the Town Towns of Ashland and Vienna are hereby authorized to adopt ordinances prohibiting or regulating:

1. The distribution of handbills, leaflets, bulletins, literature, advertisements, or similar material to the occupants of motor vehicles on highways located within their boundaries;

2. The solicitation of contributions of any nature from the occupants of motor vehicles on highways located within their boundaries; and

3. The sale of merchandise or the attempted sale of merchandise to the occupants of motor vehicles on highways located within their boundaries.

B. Albemarle, Hanover, Spotsylvania, and Greene Counties, the Town of Ashland, and the City of Richmond are hereby authorized to adopt ordinances prohibiting or regulating:

1. The distribution of handbills, leaflets, bulletins, literature, advertisements, or similar material to the occupants of motor vehicle vehicles on public roadways and medians;

2. The solicitation of contributions of any nature from the occupants of motor vehicles on public roadways and medians; and

3. The sale of merchandise or the attempted sale of merchandise to the occupants of motor vehicles on public roadways and medians.

C. Ordinances adopted pursuant to this section may provide that any person violating the provisions of such ordinances shall be guilty of a traffic infraction.

D. The Virginia Department of Transportation may regulate activities within such streets and highways under its jurisdiction, subject to regulations promulgated by the Commonwealth Transportation Board. Nothing in this section shall be construed to allow any locality to permit activities within any highway under the maintenance and operational jurisdiction of the Virginia Department of Transportation.

HOUSE BILL NO. 1619
Offered January 14, 2009
Prefiled November 21, 2008
A BILL to amend and reenact § 46.2-931 of the Code of Virginia, relating to distribution of handbills, etc., solicitation of contributions, and sale of merchandise on highways.
Patron-- Peace

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That § 46.2-931 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 46.2-931. Certain localities may prohibit or regulate distribution of handbills, etc., solicitation of contributions, and sale of merchandise on highways within their boundaries.

A. Arlington, Hanover, and Henrico Counties, the City of Richmond, and the Town Towns of Ashland and Vienna are hereby authorized to adopt ordinances prohibiting or regulating:

1. The distribution of handbills, leaflets, bulletins, literature, advertisements, or similar material to the occupants of motor vehicles on highways located within their boundaries;

2. The solicitation of contributions of any nature from the occupants of motor vehicles on highways located within their boundaries; and

3. The sale of merchandise or the attempted sale of merchandise to the occupants of motor vehicles on highways located within their boundaries.

B. Albemarle, Hanover, Spotsylvania, and Greene Counties, the Town of Ashland, and the City of Richmond are hereby authorized to adopt ordinances regulating:

1. The distribution of handbills, leaflets, bulletins, literature, advertisements, or similar material to the occupants of motor vehicle on public roadways and medians;

2. The solicitation of contributions of any nature from the occupants of motor vehicles on public roadways and medians; and

3. The sale of merchandise or the attempted sale of merchandise to the occupants of motor vehicles on public roadways and medians.

C. Ordinances adopted pursuant to this section may provide that any person violating the provisions of such ordinances shall be guilty of a traffic infraction.

D. The Virginia Department of Transportation may regulate activities within such streets and highways under its jurisdiction, subject to regulations promulgated by the Commonwealth Transportation Board. Nothing in this section shall be construed to allow any locality to permit activities within any highway under the maintenance and operational jurisdiction of the Virginia Department of Transportation.