Commercial drivers licenses; revises statutes for issuance of overweight and oversize permits. (SB1281)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeff McWaters (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Regulation of motor carriers by DMV; commercial drivers licenses.  Revises statutes relating to motor carriers, including requiring DMV to simply notify localities of the issuance of overweight and oversize permits and eliminating the requirement for for-hire contract passenger carriers and irregular-route common carriers to prove public convenience and necessity when applying for a license. The bill also updates Virginia law on commercial drivers licenses to comply with federal requirements. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103276D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/25/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1281)
02/03/2011Committee substitute printed 11104401D-S1
02/03/2011Reported from Transportation with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2011Read second time
02/08/2011Reading of substitute waived
02/08/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104401D-S1
02/08/2011Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1281S1
02/08/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2011Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2011Placed on Calendar
02/10/2011Read first time
02/10/2011Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/14/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1281S1)
02/15/2011Reported from Transportation (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2011Read second time
02/16/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (95-Y 0-N)
02/16/2011VOTE: AGREE TO (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2011Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/16/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1281ER)
02/21/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1281ER)
02/21/2011Signed by Speaker
02/22/2011Signed by President
03/26/2011Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/05/2011Placed on Calendar
04/06/2011Senate rejected Governor's recommendation (0-Y 40-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011Communicated to Governor
04/29/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 889 (effective 7/1/11)
04/29/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0889)


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 1 minute.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1945.