License plates, special; issuance to those bearing legend: DONT TREAD ON ME. (HB1418)

Introduced By

Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Special license plates; DON'T TREAD ON ME.  Authorizes the issuance of special license plates bearing the legend: DON'T TREAD ON ME. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


10/14/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100277D
10/14/2010Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/12/2011Assigned Transportation sub: #3
02/01/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (4-Y 0-N)
02/03/2011Reported from Transportation with substitute (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2011Committee substitute printed 11105111D-H1
02/03/2011Incorporates HB1408
02/03/2011Incorporates HB2414
02/03/2011Incorporates HB1502
02/04/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Read second time
02/07/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11105111D-H1
02/07/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1418H1
02/08/2011Read third time and passed House (99-Y 0-N)
02/08/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2011Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/17/2011Reported from Transportation (12-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011Constitutional reading dispensed, passed by for the day (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011Reconsideration of passed by for the day agreed to (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011Reconsideration of dispensing with constitutional reading agreed to (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2011Read third time
02/22/2011Passed Senate (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1418ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/04/2011Signed by President
03/26/2011Governor's recommendation received by House
04/05/2011Placed on Calendar
04/06/2011House concurred in Governor's recommendation (99-Y 0-N)
04/06/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/06/2011Reenrolled bill text (HB1418ER2)
04/06/2011Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/06/2011Signed by President as reenrolled
04/06/2011Enacted, Chapter 760 (effective 7/1/11)
04/06/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0760)


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 45 seconds.


Mr. Shawn D. Lambert writes:

Love it. It bears testimony of the rich history of the United States and Virginia.

Although, the Culpeper variation would have been more to Virginia history in particular.

Bearing Drift, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

Bearing Drift opposes this bill until they correct "Don't" to "Dont." Until that point, we don't really care, other than the fact that we find it ironic.

Isaac Adams writes:

What does the word Dont mean?