Driver of motor vehicle following too closely; includes non-motor vehicles. (HB1342)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Following too closely. Includes non-motor vehicles (bicycles, electric assistive mobility devices, electric power-assisted bicycles, and mopeds) among vehicles that the driver of any motor vehicle shall not follow more closely than is reasonable. Amends § 46.2-816, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
12/01/2014Committee
12/01/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100590D
12/01/2014Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/16/2015Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #2
01/19/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N)
01/20/2015Reported from Transportation (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2015Read first time
01/22/2015Read second time and engrossed
01/23/2015Read third time and passed House (72-Y 24-N)
01/23/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (72-Y 24-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
01/26/2015Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/27/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
01/27/2015Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/11/2015Reported from Transportation (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2015Read third time
02/16/2015Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2015Enrolled
02/19/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1342ER)
02/19/2015Signed by Speaker
02/20/2015Signed by President
02/23/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/23/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/23/15
02/23/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/16/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 188 (effective 7/1/15)
03/16/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0188)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 4 minutes.

Comments

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