Speed limits; increases on highways where it is presently 65 mph to 70 mph. (HB856)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson) with support from 7 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge), Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton), Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville), Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge), Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville), Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Highway speed limits.  Increases the general highway speed limit on highways where it is presently 65 mph to 70 mph. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101942D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/22/2010Assigned Transportation sub: #2
01/27/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 3-N)
01/28/2010Reported from Transportation with substitute (13-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2010Committee substitute printed 10104686D-H1
01/29/2010Read first time
02/01/2010Read second time
02/01/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104686D-H1
02/01/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB856H1
02/02/2010Read third time and passed House (71-Y 26-N)
02/02/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (71-Y 26-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2010Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/11/2010Reported from Transportation (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Read third time
02/16/2010Passed by temporarily
02/16/2010Passed Senate (30-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB856ER)
02/18/2010Signed by Speaker
02/19/2010Signed by President
02/23/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB856ER)
03/01/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 26 (effective 7/1/10)
03/01/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0026)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 6 minutes.