Commercial driver's licenses, etc.; compliance with federal requirements. (SB565)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Commercial driver's licenses, etc.; compliance with federal requirements. Amends several sections relating to commercial driver's licenses to comply with new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration requirements relating to commercial motor vehicles and prohibited use of handheld mobile telephones in commercial motor vehicles. The bill also requires distracted driving to be included as a part of the driver's license knowledge examination to comply with MAP-21 (Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act, P.L. 112-141). In addition, the bill provides that DMV may continue to disclose personal information from crash reports, but only if otherwise authorized by law in order to comply with federal law. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2014Presented and ordered printed 14103234D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/20/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB565)
01/22/2014Reported from Transportation (14-Y 0-N)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB565)
01/24/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (34-Y 0-N)
01/27/2014Read second time and engrossed
01/28/2014Passed by for the day
01/29/2014Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/2014Placed on Calendar
02/07/2014Read first time
02/07/2014Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/18/2014Reported from Transportation (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2014Read second time
02/20/2014Passed by for the day
02/21/2014Passed by for the day
02/24/2014Read third time
02/24/2014Passed House (82-Y 15-N)
02/24/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (82-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB565ER)
02/26/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB565ER)
02/26/2014Signed by Speaker
02/28/2014Signed by President
04/06/2014Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/22/2014Placed on Calendar
04/23/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (87-Y 4-N)
04/23/2014Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N)
04/23/2014House concurred in Governor's recommendation (87-Y 4-N)
04/23/2014G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/23/2014Reenrolled bill text (SB565ER2)
04/23/2014Signed by President as reenrolled
04/23/2014Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/23/2014Enacted, Chapter 803 (effective 7/1/14)
04/23/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0803)


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 3 minutes.