Driver training and road tests; behind-the-wheel examination for persons age 19 or older. (SB205)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeff McWaters (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Licensure and examination for persons age 19 or older. Allows persons age 19 or over the option of taking the behind-the-wheel examination at a driver training school as long as they complete the current requirements already in place for persons under 19. The bill would also allow students who are not minors to take driver's education and their behind-the-wheel examination with their school or with a driver training school. Current law allows persons age 19 or over (i) to obtain a learner's permit and hold such permit for 60 days and then take a behind-the-wheel examination administered by the DMV or (ii) to take driver's education and then take a behind-the-wheel examination administered by the DMV. The bill retains the requirements that those seeking a commercial driver's license or on medical review take their behind-the-wheel examination administered by the DMV and that persons who fail the behind the wheel test three times at DMV must return to DMV to take the test after completing requirements at a driver training school. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/03/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100351D
01/03/2014Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/15/2014Reported from Transportation with substitute (14-Y 0-N)
01/15/2014Committee substitute printed 14104003D-S1
01/17/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/20/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB205)
01/20/2014Read second time
01/20/2014Reading of substitute waived
01/20/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104003D-S1
01/20/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB205S1
01/21/2014Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB205)
01/24/2014Placed on Calendar
01/24/2014Read first time
01/24/2014Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/05/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB205S1)
02/07/2014Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #3
02/24/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/27/2014Reported from Transportation (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2014Read second time
03/03/2014Read third time
03/03/2014Passed House BLOCK VOTE (94-Y 0-N)
03/03/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB205ER)
03/06/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB205ER)
03/06/2014Signed by Speaker
03/09/2014Signed by President
04/06/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 685 (effective 7/1/14)
04/06/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0685)


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 1 minute.