Transportation network companies (TNCs); licensing process by DMV, report. (HB1981)

Introduced By

Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville) with support from co-patron Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)


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; and have a maximum seating capacity of no more than seven persons, excluding the driver. 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 initial TNC license fee of $70,000 and an annual TNC 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 Failed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15103076D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/20/2015Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #4
01/29/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 0-N)
02/11/2015Left in Transportation