HOT lanes; emergency vehicles and law-enforcement vehicles cannot use when commuting to work place. (HB1526)

Introduced By

Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


HOT lanes. Provides that emergency vehicles and law-enforcement vehicles that otherwise would be allowed free use of HOT lanes cannot do so when the vehicle is being used to commute. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101828D
01/03/2013Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/11/2013Assigned Transportation sub: #3
01/15/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (4-Y 0-N)
01/17/2013Reported from Transportation with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2013Read first time
01/21/2013Read second time
01/21/2013Committee amendment agreed to
01/21/2013Engrossed by House as amended HB1526E
01/21/2013Printed as engrossed 13101828D-E
01/22/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/22/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/23/2013Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/13/2013Reported from Transportation (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Read third time
02/18/2013Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1526ER)
02/21/2013Signed by Speaker
02/22/2013Signed by President
03/12/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 195 (effective 7/1/13)
03/12/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0195)


P writes:

This makes a lot of sense. the current HOV is used by many local and Fed enforcement officials (whether in a marked car or not).