Child labor; permits children 17 years of age satisfying enumerated criteria to drive automobiles. (HB2495)

Introduced By

Sen. Kenneth Alexander (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Child labor; driving automobiles and trucks. Permits children at least 17 years of age to drive automobiles or trucks on public roadways if enumerated criteria are satisfied, including requirements that the vehicle's gross weight not exceed 6,000 pounds, the driving occur in daylight hours, and the driving occur within 30 miles of the place of employment. Currently, 17-year-olds may not be employed as a driver or helper on a truck or commercial vehicle with more than two axles. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2009Presented and ordered printed 094464812
01/14/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/29/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2009Read first time
02/03/2009Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/04/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2009Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
02/23/2009Reported from Commerce and Labor (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Read third time
02/25/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2495ER)
03/05/2009Signed by President
03/06/2009Signed by Speaker
03/11/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2495ER)
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 218 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0218)