Reckless driving; failing to stop at a school bus. (HB2043)

Introduced By

Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Reckless driving; failing to stop at a school bus.  Provides that a driver is guilty of reckless driving who fails to stop, when approaching from any direction, at any school bus which is stopped for the purpose of taking on or discharging children, etc., and to remain stopped until all the persons are clear and the bus is put in motion. The current law omits the word at in the now corrected phrase at any school bus and, thus, gives the sentence, and the law, its intended meaning.

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Bill Has Passed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101243D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/18/2011Referred from Transportation
01/18/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/20/2011Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/21/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
01/31/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2011Committee substitute printed 11104539D-H1
01/31/2011Incorporates HB1469
02/02/2011Read first time
02/03/2011Read second time
02/03/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104539D-H1
02/03/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2043H1
02/04/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/04/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2011Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/10/2011Rereferred from Transportation (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2011Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/14/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2011Committee substitute printed 11105336D-S1
02/15/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2011Read third time
02/16/2011Reading of substitute waived
02/16/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11105336D-S1
02/16/2011Reading of amendment waived
02/16/2011Amendment by Senator Petersen agreed to
02/16/2011Emergency clause added
02/16/2011Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment HB2043S1
02/16/2011Passed Senate with substitute with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2011Placed on Calendar
02/18/2011Senate substitute with amendment agreed to by House 11105336D-S1 (94-Y 0-N)
02/18/2011VOTE: ADOPTION EMERGENCY (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2043ER)
02/24/2011Signed by Speaker
02/24/2011Signed by President
02/25/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB2043ER)
02/26/2011Signed by President
03/22/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 326 (effective 3/22/11)
03/22/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0326)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.