Motor fuels; vehicles hauling certain fuels during times of necessitous circumstances, report. (SB778)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Vehicles hauling motor fuels. Authorizes the Director of the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to temporarily suspend weight limits and driver hour limitations for commercial vehicles hauling motor fuels, heating oil, and certain other liquid fuels during times when a condition exists that adversely affects the delivery of such fuels to the citizens of the Commonwealth. The circumstances under which these limits may be suspended need not involve a state of emergency, disaster, or act of God within the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/29/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102716D
12/29/2014Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/28/2015Reported from Transportation with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2015Committee substitute printed 15104409D-S1
01/30/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2015Read second time
02/02/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/02/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104409D-S1
02/02/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB778S1
02/03/2015Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Placed on Calendar
02/06/2015Read first time
02/06/2015Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/10/2015Reported from Transportation (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Read second time
02/12/2015Read third time
02/12/2015Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/12/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB778ER)
02/16/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB778ER)
02/16/2015Signed by Speaker
02/19/2015Signed by President
02/20/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/20/15
02/20/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Friday, February 27, 2015
02/26/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 16 (effective 7/1/15)
02/26/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0016)


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 55 seconds.