Transportation network companies. (SB1025)

Introduced By

Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian) with support from co-patron Sen. Jeff McWaters (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; 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


01/12/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102650D
01/12/2015Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/21/2015Reported from Transportation with substitute (14-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/21/2015Committee substitute printed 15103910D-S1
01/22/2015Incorporates SB1102
01/22/2015Incorporates SB1216
01/23/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2015Passed by for the day
01/23/2015Reconsideration of Passed by for the day agreed to (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2015Motion to recommit to committee agreed to
01/23/2015Recommitted to Transportation
01/26/2015Reported from Transportation with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2015Committee substitute printed 15104207D-S2
01/27/2015Incorporates SB1102
01/27/2015Incorporates SB1216
01/27/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1025S1)
01/27/2015Read second time
01/27/2015Reading of substitute waived
01/27/2015Committee substitute rejected 15103910D-S1
01/27/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104207D-S2
01/27/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1025S2
01/27/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
01/27/2015Passed Senate (37-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
01/30/2015Placed on Calendar
01/30/2015Read first time
01/30/2015Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/30/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1025S2)
02/09/2015Reported from Transportation (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2015Read second time
02/11/2015Read third time
02/11/2015Motion to pass by Amendment by Delegate Simon agreed to (62-Y 33-N 1-A)
02/11/2015VOTE: AGREE TO MOTION (62-Y 33-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Passed House (84-Y 11-N 2-A)
02/11/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (84-Y 11-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
02/12/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1025ER)
02/12/2015Signed by President
02/12/2015Signed by Speaker
02/13/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/13/15
02/13/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 20, 2015
02/16/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1025ER)
02/16/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0003)
02/17/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 3 (effective - 1/1/16 see bill)
02/17/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 3 (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 6 minutes.