Non-conventional vehicles; titling and registration of mopeds. (SB1038)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest) with support from co-patron Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Unconventional vehicles. Provides for the titling and registration of mopeds and distinctive license plates for low-speed vehicles. The bill also requires a moped operator to carry government-issued photo identification and wear a face shield, safety glasses, or goggles if his moped is not equipped with safety glass or a windshield. It also makes sales of all-terrain vehicles, off-road motorcycles, and mopeds subject to the same taxes as the sale of other motor vehicles and makes mopeds subject to the tangible personal property tax. The bill, too, replaces the term "scooter" with "foot-scooter" and makes other largely technical changes based upon recommendations made by DMV after a year-long study of Virginia's laws relating to unconventional vehicles. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101884D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/18/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1038)
01/23/2013Committee substitute printed 13103725D-S1
01/23/2013Reported from Transportation with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2013Incorporates SB1067
01/25/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1038S1)
01/28/2013Read second time
01/28/2013Reading of substitute waived
01/28/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13103725D-S1
01/28/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1038S1
01/29/2013Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2013Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2013Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2013Placed on Calendar
02/05/2013Read first time
02/05/2013Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/11/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1038S1)
02/12/2013Reported from Transportation with substitute (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2013Committee substitute printed 13105071D-H1
02/13/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (93-Y 1-N)
02/13/2013VOTE: AGREE TO MOTION (93-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2013Read third time
02/13/2013Passed by motion rejected
02/13/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13105071D-H1
02/13/2013Amendments by Delegate Cole rejected
02/13/2013Motion to refer to Finance committee rejected
02/13/2013Pending question ordered
02/13/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1038H1
02/13/2013Passed House with substitute (60-Y 39-N)
02/13/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (60-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2013House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2013Title replaced 13105071D-H1
02/19/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1038ER)
02/19/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1038ER)
02/19/2013Signed by Speaker
02/20/2013Signed by President
03/25/2013Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/02/2013Placed on Calendar
04/03/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 783 (effective 7/1/13)
04/03/2013Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2013House concurred in Governor's recommendation (67-Y 31-N)
04/03/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (67-Y 31-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2013G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/03/2013Reenrolled bill text (SB1038ER2)
04/03/2013Signed by President as reenrolled
04/03/2013Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/03/2013Enacted, Chapter 783 (effective 7/1/13)
04/03/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0783)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 25 minutes.