Auxiliary lights on public utility vehicles; certain vehicles may be equipped with clear lights. (HB2289)

Introduced By

Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria) with support from co-patron Del. James Edmunds (R-South Boston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Auxiliary lights on public utility vehicles. Provides that any electrical service utility vehicle owned and operated by a public utility and having a gross vehicle weight rating greater than 15,000 pounds may be equipped with clear auxiliary lights mounted on the lower portion of the vehicle and aimed downward for the exclusive use of ground lighting. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/21/2015Presented and ordered printed 15103761D
01/21/2015Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/26/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2289)
01/30/2015Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #3
02/03/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
02/05/2015Reported from Transportation (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Read first time
02/09/2015Read second time and engrossed
02/10/2015Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/10/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2015Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/18/2015Reported from Transportation (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Read third time
02/23/2015Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2289ER)
02/27/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB2289ER)
02/27/2015Signed by Speaker
02/27/2015Signed by President
03/04/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/4/15
03/04/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/19/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 341 (effective 7/1/15)
03/19/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0341)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.