Speed limits in school crossing zones; counties allowed to increase or decrease. (HB1531)

Introduced By

Del. Randy Minchew (R-Leesburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), and Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Speed limits in school zones. Allows counties to increase or decrease the speed limits in school zones; current law allows cities and towns to do so. The bill also removes the authority for VDOT to change the speed limit in school zones. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102736D
01/06/2015Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/16/2015Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #1
01/22/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1531)
01/28/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 0-N)
01/29/2015Reported from Transportation with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2015Committee substitute printed 15104021D-H1
01/30/2015Read first time
02/02/2015Read second time
02/02/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104021D-H1
02/02/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1531H1
02/03/2015Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/03/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2015Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/11/2015Reported from Transportation with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Committee substitute printed 15104901D-S1
02/13/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2015Read third time
02/16/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/16/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15105067D-S1
02/16/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1531S1
02/16/2015Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2015Placed on Calendar
02/18/2015Senate substitute rejected by House 15105067D-S1 (2-Y 91-N)
02/18/2015VOTE: REJECTED (2-Y 91-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2015Senate insisted on substitute (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2015Senate requested conference committee
02/23/2015House acceded to request
02/23/2015Conferees appointed by House
02/23/2015Delegates: Minchew, LaRock, Plum
02/24/2015Conferees appointed by Senate
02/24/2015Senators: Watkins, Carrico, Favola
02/25/2015C Amended by conference committee
02/25/2015Conference report agreed to by House (95-Y 1-N)
02/25/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2015Conference report agreed to by Senate (34-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1531ER)
03/06/2015Signed by Speaker
03/07/2015Signed by President
03/10/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/10/15
03/10/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/23/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 459 (effective 7/1/15)
03/23/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0459)


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.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB803.