License plates, special; increases number of prepaid applications DMV must receive to issue. (HB2128)

Introduced By

Del. Ed Scott (R-Culpeper)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Special license plates; minimum number of prepaid orders.  Increases from 350 to 450 the minimum number of prepaid applications DMV must receive before issuing standard special license plates. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103041D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/17/2011Assigned Transportation sub: #1
01/24/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 0-N)
01/25/2011Reported from Transportation with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2011Read first time
01/28/2011Read second time
01/28/2011Committee amendment agreed to
01/28/2011Engrossed by House as amended HB2128E
01/28/2011Printed as engrossed 11103041D-E
01/31/2011Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/31/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2011Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/10/2011Reported from Transportation (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2011Read third time
02/15/2011Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2128ER)
02/21/2011Signed by Speaker
02/22/2011Signed by President
03/15/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 115 (effective 7/1/11)
03/15/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0115)


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 1 minute.


robert legge writes:

Frankly I think there are too many special license plates and they are getting too political and controversial. If this would reduce the number then that's good. If they want to make a statement, let them buy a bumper sticker.

Waldo Jaquith writes:

I'm with Robert—this seems like a good and necessary change, in that it's a step in the right direction. It strikes me as unlikely that it will pass, though the (eventual) impact statement may help.

Samantha Gallagher writes:

What's the harm in having a wide variety of special plates? I don't see why having a lot of them a bad thing. They're a great way to raise awareness or show your support of a cause while keeping your car clean and not having stickers all over it.