Passing with a double yellow line; drivers allowed to pass a pedestrian, bicycle, skateboard, etc. (SB781)

Introduced By

Sen. Kenneth Alexander (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patron Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Passing with a double yellow line. Allows drivers to pass a pedestrian, stopped vehicle, or vehicle traveling less than 25 miles per hour by crossing a double yellow line. The bill also relocates a definition from the end of the section to the beginning for clarity. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/30/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101281D
12/30/2014Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/21/2015Reported from Transportation with substitute (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2015Committee substitute printed 15104053D-S1
01/22/2015Incorporates SB1027
01/22/2015Incorporates SB1228
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)
01/26/2015Read second time
01/26/2015Reading of substitute waived
01/26/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104053D-S1
01/26/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB781S1
01/27/2015Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 1-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 #2
02/16/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (6-Y 1-N)
02/17/2015Reported from Transportation with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2015Committee substitute printed 15104611D-H1
02/17/2015Incorporates SB1027
02/17/2015Incorporates SB1228
02/18/2015Read second time
02/19/2015Passed by for the day
02/20/2015Passed by temporarily
02/20/2015Read third time
02/20/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104611D-H1
02/20/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB781H1
02/20/2015Passed House with substitute (87-Y 9-N)
02/20/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (87-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015House substitute agreed to by Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Title replaced 15104611D-H1
02/27/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB781ER)
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
03/23/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 416 (effective 7/1/15)
03/23/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0416)