Hearing officers; requirements and hearing process for motor vehicle franchise dealers, report. (SB1118)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Hearing officer requirements. Requires that hearing officers in hearings regarding franchise dealers of motor vehicles have at least five years of experience as a hearing officer in administrative hearings in Virginia, have telephone and email capability, and be an active member of the Virginia State Bar. The bill also provides for the hearing process to follow the Rules of Supreme Court of Virginia regarding the discovery process, expert reports, and forms of discovery. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100840D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/21/2015Reported from Transportation with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2015Committee substitute printed 15104010D-S1
01/23/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1118)
01/23/2015Passed by for the day
01/23/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1118S1)
01/23/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2015Reconsideration of Passed by for the day agreed to (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2015Read second time
01/26/2015Reading of substitute waived
01/26/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104010D-S1
01/26/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1118S1
01/27/2015Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2015Placed on Calendar
01/30/2015Read first time
01/30/2015Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/06/2015Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #3
02/16/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 0-N)
02/19/2015Reported from Transportation (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2015Read second time
02/23/2015Read third time
02/23/2015Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/23/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1118ER)
02/25/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB1118ER)
02/25/2015Signed by Speaker
02/26/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/26/2015Signed by President
02/26/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/26/15
02/26/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/23/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 557 (effective 7/1/15)
03/23/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0557)