Motor vehicle doors; opening and closing doors, penalty. (SB882)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Opening and closing motor vehicle doors. Requires drivers and passengers to wait for a reasonable opportunity to open vehicle doors on the side adjacent to moving traffic. A violation constitutes a traffic infraction punishable by a fine of not more than $100. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100875D
01/07/2015Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/16/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB882)
01/21/2015Reported from Transportation with amendments (9-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
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 amendments waived
01/26/2015Committee amendments agreed to
01/26/2015Engrossed by Senate as amended SB882E
01/26/2015Printed as engrossed 15100875D-E
01/27/2015Read third time and passed Senate (27-Y 12-N) (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 (SB882E)
02/06/2015Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #2
02/16/2015Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (4-Y 3-N)
02/16/2015Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (3-Y 4-N)
02/24/2015Left in Transportation