SB882: Parking; regulation thereof of watercraft, boat trailers, etc., in certain counties.

SENATE BILL NO. 882
Offered January 14, 2009
Prefiled December 31, 2008
A BILL to amend and reenact 46.2-1222.1 of the Code of Virginia, relating to regulation or prohibition of parking of certain vehicles in certain counties and towns.
Patron-- Stuart

Referred to Committee on Transportation

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That 46.2-1222.1 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

46.2-1222.1. Regulation or prohibition of parking of certain vehicles in certain counties.

A. Any county operating under the urban county executive form of government or the county manager plan of government, any adjacent county operating under the county executive form of government, and any town within any county operating under the urban county executive form of government The Counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Stafford, and Prince William and the Towns of Clifton, Herndon, and Vienna may by ordinance regulate or prohibit the parking on any public highway in such county or town of any or all of the following: (i) watercraft; (ii) boat trailers; (iii) motor homes, as defined in 46.2-100; and (iv) camping trailers, as defined in 46.2-100.

B. In addition to commercial vehicles defined in 46.2-1224, any such county or town may also, by ordinance, regulate or prohibit the parking on any public highway in any residence district as defined in 46.2-100 any or all of the following: (i) any trailer or semitrailer, regardless of whether such trailer or semitrailer is attached to another vehicle; (ii) any vehicle with three or more axles; (iii) any vehicle that has a gross vehicle weight rating of 12,000 or more pounds; (iv) any vehicle designed to transport 16 or more passengers including the driver; and (v) any vehicle of any size that is being used in the transportation of hazardous materials as defined in 46.2-341.4. The provisions of any such ordinance shall not apply to (i) any commercial vehicle when taking on or discharging passengers or when temporarily parked pursuant to the performance of work or service at a particular location or (ii) utility generators located on trailers and being used to power network facilities during a loss of commercial power.