Speed limits in school crossing zones; counties allowed to increase or decrease. (SB803)

Introduced By

Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington) with support from co-patrons Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), and Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Speed limits in school zones. Allows counties to increase or decrease the speed limits in school zones; current law allows cities and towns to do so. The bill also removes the authority for VDOT to change the speed limit in school zones. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/02/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102656D
01/02/2015Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/21/2015Committee substitute printed to Web only 15103988D-S1
01/21/2015Passed by indefinitely in Transportation with letter (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2015Reconsiderd by Transportation (13-Y 0-N)
01/27/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB803S1)
01/28/2015Reported from Transportation with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2015Committee substitute printed 15104427D-S2
01/30/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104427D-S1
02/02/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB803S1
02/02/2015Read second time
02/02/2015Reading of substitute waived
02/02/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104427D-S2
02/02/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB803S2
02/03/2015Read third time and passed Senate (27-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Placed on Calendar
02/06/2015Read first time
02/06/2015Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/12/2015Reported from Transportation with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2015Committee substitute printed 15105056D-H1
02/13/2015Read second time
02/16/2015Read third time
02/16/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15105056D-H1
02/16/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB803H1
02/16/2015Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/16/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015House substitute rejected by Senate (2-Y 35-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2015House insisted on substitute
02/19/2015House requested conference committee
02/23/2015Senate acceded to request (34-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Conferees appointed by Senate
02/23/2015Senators: Watkins, Carrico, Favola
02/24/2015Conferees appointed by House
02/24/2015Delegates: Minchew, LaRock, Plum
02/25/2015C Amended by conference committee
02/25/2015Conference substitute printed 15105524D-S3
02/25/2015Conference report agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
02/25/2015VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2015Conference report agreed to by Senate (32-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB803ER)
03/06/2015Signed by Speaker
03/07/2015Signed by President
03/10/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/10/15
03/10/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/23/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 460 (effective 7/1/15)
03/23/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0460)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 6 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1531.