Move-over law; motorists must, if safe, move left when approaching stationary emergency vehicles. (HB2542)

Introduced By

Del. Shannon Valentine (D-Lynchburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


"Move-over" law. Expands the class of stationary vehicles for which motorists must, if safe to do so, move left by providing a new definition of "emergency vehicle." Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/19/2009Presented and ordered printed 093573760
01/19/2009Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/23/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2542)
02/03/2009Reported from Transportation (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2009Read first time
02/06/2009Read second time and engrossed
02/08/2009Passed by for the day
02/09/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/09/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2009Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/11/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/12/2009Reported from Transportation (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2009Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/23/2009Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (12-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Read third time
02/25/2009Reading of amendments waived
02/25/2009Committee amendments agreed to
02/25/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/25/2009Passed Senate with amendments (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (2-Y 95-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Placed on Calendar
02/26/2009Senate amendments rejected by House (2-Y 95-N)
02/26/2009VOTE: --- REJECTED (2-Y 95-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Senate insisted on amendments (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Senate requested conference committee
02/26/2009House acceded to request
02/26/2009Conferees appointed by House
02/26/2009Delegates: Valentine, Miller, J.H., Bell
02/26/2009Conferees appointed by Senate
02/26/2009Senators: Deeds, Ticer, Smith
02/28/2009Conference report agreed to by Senate (36-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2009Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2009Passed by temporarily
02/28/2009Conference report rejected by Senate (16-Y 24-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2009Conference report agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
02/28/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2009Senate requested second conference committee (39-Y 1-Y) (see vote tally)
03/04/2009Failed to pass in Senate
03/04/2009No further action taken
03/04/2009Failed to pass in House