Traffic lights; use of a red light activation terminal approved by State Police Superintendent. (HB1515)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), and Sen. Edd Houck (D-Spotsylvania)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Traffic lights; enforcement.  Provides that, in addition to observing the violation directly, a law-enforcement officer may detain or arrest the driver of a motor vehicle violating a traffic light signal if the officer observes the violation through the use of a red light activation terminal approved by the Virginia State Police Superintendent. Read the Bill »


02/16/2011: Failed to Pass in Committee


12/17/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100567D
12/17/2010Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/24/2011Assigned MPPS sub: #2
01/27/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (4-Y 0-N)
02/04/2011Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Read second time
02/07/2011Committee amendment agreed to
02/07/2011Engrossed by House as amended HB1515E
02/07/2011Printed as engrossed 11100567D-E
02/08/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/08/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2011Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/10/2011Rereferred from Transportation (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2011Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/11/2011Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/16/2011Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


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 55 seconds.