Driver's licenses and special identification cards; designation of intellectual disability, etc. (SB367)

Introduced By

Sen. Don McEachin (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Driver's license and special identification card designations; emergency contact program. Permits the Department of Motor Vehicles, upon the request of the applicant and presentation of a signed statement by a licensed physician confirming the applicant's condition, to designate an intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorder on the applicant's driver's license and to designate hearing or speech impairment, insulin-dependent diabetes, or an intellectual disability or autism spectrum disorder on the applicant's special identification card. Current law allows the designation of a hearing or speech impairment or a condition of insulin-dependent diabetes on a person's driver's license. The bill also provides that effective January 1, 2015, DMV may establish an emergency contact program to allow customers to give DMV an emergency contact person and information to keep in their customer record to be made available to law-enforcement officers in emergency situations. Amends § 46.2-342, § 46.2-345, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


  • 01/07/2014 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100110D
  • 01/07/2014 Referred to Committee on Transportation
  • 01/15/2014 Reported from Transportation (14-Y 0-N)
  • 01/17/2014 Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
  • 01/20/2014 Impact statement from DPB (SB367)
  • 01/20/2014 Read second time and engrossed
  • 01/21/2014 Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N)
  • 01/23/2014 Impact statement from DPB (SB367)
  • 01/24/2014 Placed on Calendar
  • 01/24/2014 Read first time
  • 01/24/2014 Referred to Committee on Transportation
  • 02/07/2014 Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #3
  • 02/24/2014 Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
  • 02/27/2014 Reported from Transportation with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/27/2014 Committee substitute printed 14105378D-H1
  • 02/28/2014 Impact statement from DPB (SB367H1)
  • 02/28/2014 Read second time
  • 03/03/2014 Read third time
  • 03/03/2014 Committee substitute agreed to 14105378D-H1
  • 03/03/2014 Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB367H1
  • 03/03/2014 Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (94-Y 0-N)
  • 03/03/2014 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 03/04/2014 House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
  • 03/04/2014 Title replaced 14105378D-H1
  • 03/06/2014 Enrolled
  • 03/06/2014 Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB367ER)
  • 03/06/2014 Impact statement from DPB (SB367ER)
  • 03/06/2014 Signed by Speaker
  • 03/09/2014 Signed by President
  • 04/06/2014 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 702 (effective 7/1/14)
  • 04/06/2014 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0702)


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.