Transportation network companies (TNCs); licensing process by DMV. (HB1662)

Introduced By

Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon) with support from co-patron Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Transportation network companies. Establishes a process for the licensing of transportation network companies (TNCs) by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV), provided that TNCs comply with the requirements for licensure. The bill requires TNCs to screen drivers (TNC partners), ensure that all drivers are at least 21 years old and properly licensed to drive, and conduct background checks on all drivers including criminal background, driving history, and status on the sex offender registry. The bill also requires that TNC partner vehicles be titled and registered personal vehicles; be insured; have a maximum seating capacity of no more than seven persons, excluding the driver; be registered with DMV for TNC use; and display TNC and DMV identification markers. The bill further requires that TNC drivers be covered by a specific liability insurance policy. The bill also imposes several other operational requirements, including requirements that the TNC provide a credential to the driver and disclose information about the TNC partner and TNC policies to passengers, and specifies the nature and limits of the insurance coverage. The bill authorizes DMV to conduct periodic reviews of the TNC to confirm compliance and authorizes fees to cover DMV's costs of administering the program, including an annual fee of $50 per TNC partner vehicle, an initial TNC license fee of $70,000, and an annual license renewal fee of $3,000. The bill requires DMV to review the fee structure and report by December 1, 2016. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102707D
01/09/2015Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/16/2015Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #4
01/27/2015Reported from Transportation with substitute (16-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2015Committee substitute printed 15104305D-H1
01/28/2015Read first time
01/29/2015Read second time
01/29/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104305D-H1
01/29/2015Pending question ordered
01/29/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1662H1
01/30/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1662H1)
01/30/2015Read third time and passed House (72-Y 23-N 1-A)
01/30/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (72-Y 23-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/30/2015Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
01/30/2015Passed House (67-Y 28-N 1-A)
01/30/2015VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (67-Y 28-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/02/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2015Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/04/2015Reported from Transportation (12-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Read second time
02/05/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/05/2015Passed Senate (36-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/09/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1662ER)
02/09/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1662ER)
02/09/2015Signed by Speaker
02/09/2015Signed by President
02/10/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 02/10/15
02/10/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/10/15
02/10/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Tuesday, February 17, 2015
02/16/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 2 (effective - 1/1/16 see bill)
02/16/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 2 (effective - see bill)
02/16/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0002)
02/17/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 2 (effective - see bill)


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 24 minutes.


John B morris writes:

? I would like you to know my view on this subject , I wholeheartedly support the passing on this Bill and continue to be passed into law. This is a great opportunity to modernize and update the way we transport people around town. This also will allow a good business environment to allow other cloud based companies to come to the State of Virginia to provide other services to our residents. Many citizens are provide a clean, safe and needed service to the local cities where they live. I don't have any data to support it . but the DUI rate must be going down. We save a lot of people from that unnecessary ticket on party nights by taking them back the next morning to retrieve their cars.

John B Morris