HOV lanes; extends sunset provision on use by vehicles with clean special fuel license plates. (HB693)

Introduced By

Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


HOV lanes; use by vehicle with clean special fuel license plates.  Extends until July 1, 2013, the sunset on use of high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes by vehicles bearing clean special fuel license plates, regardless of the number of occupants. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101917D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/18/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB693)
01/20/2012Assigned Transportation sub: #3
02/07/2012Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/14/2012Left in Transportation

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB85 and SB209.


Scott writes:

Please do not extend this anymore so "truly qualified" users can actually benefit from the HOV lanes without having to deal with being cut-off by the "entitled" hybrid drivers (majority of vehicles). There are way too many of them on the road now and an Escalade, RX330, or any other SUV does not get the MPG to warrant this privilege. There is currently NO benefit to riding in HOV between Manassas and the Beltway.

Deb writes:

It makes sense on many levels to continue allowing hybrids on HOV: (1) reduce congestion on regular lanes, (2) encourage energy efficient automobiles, (3) reduce emissions to aid the environment, and (4) increase funding for law enforcement. Hybrid access to 395 and 66 HOV has already been capped. Only certain more fuel-efficient hybrids are eligible. The General Assembly has already passed this bill