Speed limits; increases on highways where it is presently 65 mph to 70 mph. (SB537)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest) with support from co-patron Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville)


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 10102276D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/21/2010Reported from Transportation (10-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2010Read second time
01/25/2010Motion to recommit to committee agreed to
01/25/2010Recommitted to Transportation
01/28/2010Reported from Transportation (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2010Read second time and engrossed
02/02/2010Read third time and passed Senate (29-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2010Placed on Calendar
02/08/2010Read first time
02/08/2010Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/18/2010Reported from Transportation (15-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2010Read second time
02/22/2010Read third time
02/22/2010Passed House (76-Y 22-N)
02/22/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (76-Y 22-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB537)
02/23/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB537ER)
02/23/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB537ER)
02/24/2010Signed by Speaker
02/25/2010Signed by President
03/08/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 56 (effective 7/1/10)
03/08/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0056)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 5 minutes.