HOV lanes; allows certain military personnel to use in Hampton Roads regardless of passengers. (HB759)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Bob Purkey (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. Jeff McWaters (R-Virginia Beach), and Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

HOV lanes; military personnel.  Allows certain military personnel to use HOV lanes in Hampton Roads regardless of the number of passengers. Amends § 33.1-46.2, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/12/2010Committee
01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103306D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/22/2010Assigned Transportation sub: #3
02/02/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 0-N)
02/04/2010Reported from Transportation with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2010Committee substitute printed 10105062D-H1
02/08/2010Read first time
02/09/2010Read second time
02/09/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105062D-H1
02/09/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB759H1
02/10/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/10/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2010Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/16/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB759H1)
02/18/2010Reported from Transportation (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2010Read third time
02/23/2010Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2010Enrolled
03/01/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB759ER)
03/01/2010Signed by Speaker
03/02/2010Signed by President
03/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 133 (effective 7/1/10)
03/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 133 (effective - see bill)
03/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0133)
03/12/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB759ER)

Comments

David Kemp writes:

HB759 is the stupidest idea ever. Besides being unforceable, allowing all the military in to the HOV lanes regardless of the number of riders is a recipe for disaster. Just look at how MANY accidents happen in the HOV lanes before 6AM when they are open to everyone. Half the time the HOV lanes are closed because so many people try to cram into it becfore the time they switch to HOV-2. In the morning hours, with 3 entry points to enter the HOV and only 1 to exit to the Navy Base there's always a bottleneck when exiting which inevitably causes an accident.