Commercial fishermen; not required to obtain registration certificate, etc., for certain vehicles. (SB892)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Motor Vehicles; vehicles used by commercial fishermen. Provides that a commercial fisherman who (i) transports boats or other equipment used in commercial fishing no more than100 miles between his place of residence or business and the seashore and waters or (ii) uses any motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer to transport harvested seafood no more than 100 miles between the place where the seafood is first brought ashore and his place of business or point of first sale shall not be required to obtain a registration certificate, license plates, and decals or pay a registration fee for such vehicles. Currently the exemption applies only if the distance from the shore to the place of business or point of first sale is no more than 30 miles. The bill clarifies that the exemption applies to the commercial fisherman's boat trailer. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/04/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13
01/04/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13103144D
01/04/2013Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/16/2013Reported from Transportation with amendments (12-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB892)
01/21/2013Read second time
01/21/2013Reading of amendments waived
01/21/2013Committee amendments agreed to
01/21/2013Engrossed by Senate as amended SB892E
01/21/2013Printed as engrossed 13103144D-E
01/22/2013Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 1-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 (SB892E)
02/01/2013Assigned Transportation sub: #2
02/06/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 2-N)
02/12/2013Reported from Transportation (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2013Read second time
02/14/2013Read third time
02/14/2013Passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB892ER)
02/19/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB892ER)
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 777 (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 (97-Y 0-N)
04/03/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2013G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/03/2013Reenrolled bill text (SB892ER2)
04/03/2013Signed by President as reenrolled
04/03/2013Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/03/2013Enacted, Chapter 777 (effective 7/1/13)
04/03/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0777)


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.