Motor carrier and commercial drivers; amends several licensing laws. (SB1219)

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 clarifies and strengthens fitness and operating authority requirements for intrastate motor carriers. It also enables Virginia to comply with new FederalMotor Carrier Safety Administration regulation amendments regarding commercial motor vehicles and a prohibition on texting in commercial motor vehicles, and it codifies federal commercial driver's license requirements. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13103586D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/16/2013Reported from Transportation with amendments (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2013Read second time
01/21/2013Reading of amendments waived
01/21/2013Committee amendments agreed to
01/21/2013Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1219E
01/21/2013Printed as engrossed 13103586D-E
01/22/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1219)
01/22/2013Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Placed on Calendar
01/25/2013Read first time
01/25/2013Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/25/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1219E)
02/01/2013Assigned Transportation sub: #1
02/11/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
02/14/2013Reported from Transportation with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2013Read second time
02/18/2013Read third time
02/18/2013Committee amendments agreed to
02/18/2013Engrossed by House as amended SB1219
02/18/2013Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/18/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013House amendments agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1219ER)
02/22/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1219ER)
02/22/2013Signed by Speaker
02/23/2013Signed by President
03/12/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 165 (effective 7/1/13)
03/12/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0165)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.


Mark C writes:

You know what would have been better? How about lifting some of that burden off instead of piling more on.

What you could have done was simplify the current dmv/cdl rules and then enforce them. Do you honestly think you'll catch more criminals like this?


Criminals don't obey laws.

Virginia is just as bad as Ca or Il or NY or NJ or Ct or Ma ...