Vehicle weight limits and overweight permits; technical changes. (HB1985)

Introduced By

Del. Joe May (R-Leesburg) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Vehicle weight limits and overweight permits. Makes several largely technical changes in order to clarify legislation passed by the 2012 Session dealing with vehicle weight limits and overweight permits. Specifically, the bill increases from 400 pounds to 500 pounds the amount of additional weight allowed motor vehicles that utilize an auxiliary power unit or other idle reduction technology in order to promote reduction of fuel use and emissions due to engine idling and increases allowable weights for certain vehicles hauling Virginia-grown farm products. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13103103D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/11/2013Assigned Transportation sub: #1
01/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1985)
01/21/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 0-N)
01/24/2013Reported from Transportation with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2013Committee substitute printed 13104363D-H1
01/25/2013Read first time
01/28/2013Read second time
01/28/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104363D-H1
01/28/2013Amendments by Delegate May agreed to
01/28/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments HB1985EH1
01/28/2013Printed as engrossed 13104363D-EH1
01/29/2013Read third time and passed House (99-Y 0-N)
01/29/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2013Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/05/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1985EH1)
02/06/2013Reported from Transportation (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Read third time
02/11/2013Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1985ER)
02/14/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1985ER)
02/14/2013Signed by Speaker
02/14/2013Signed by President
03/06/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 118 (effective 7/1/13)
03/06/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0118)


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 2 minutes.