Motor carrier and commercial driver's licensing; amends several licensing laws. (SB343)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Motor carrier and commercial driver's licensing.  Amends several motor carrier and commercial driver's licensing laws. The bill also authorizes the DMV commissioner to designate members of his staff as motor carrier size and weight compliance agents to issue citations for civil violations of size and weight and other related statutes. The bill also provides authority to the agents to issue citations for IFTA violations and place holds on vehicles, which can be levied to recover outstanding debts against the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101895D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/30/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB343)
02/01/2012Reported from Transportation with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2012Read second time
02/06/2012Reading of amendments waived
02/06/2012Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/2012Engrossed by Senate as amended SB343E
02/06/2012Printed as engrossed 12101895D-E
02/07/2012Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Placed on Calendar
02/13/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/14/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB343E)
02/16/2012Reported from Transportation (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2012Read second time
02/20/2012Read third time
02/20/2012VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2012Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/20/2012Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/20/2012VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB343ER)
02/22/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB343ER)
02/22/2012Signed by President
02/22/2012Signed by Speaker
03/06/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 111 (effective 7/1/12)
03/06/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0111)


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 40 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB353.