Overheight vehicles; owner of vehicle to be fined for any damage. (SB956)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Penalties for overheight vehicles. Requires that the owner of any vehicle exceeding the prescribed maximum height be fined and held financially responsible for any damage caused to overhead bridges or structures. This bill shifts the financial penalties from the driver to the owner of the vehicle. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15102317D
01/09/2015Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/28/2015Reported from Transportation with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2015Committee substitute printed 15104503D-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 15104503D-S1
02/02/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB956S1
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
02/06/2015Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #1
02/11/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
02/12/2015Reported from Transportation (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2015Read second time
02/16/2015Read third time
02/16/2015Passed House (77-Y 21-N)
02/16/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (77-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB956ER)
02/18/2015Signed by Speaker
02/20/2015Signed by President
02/23/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/23/2015Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/23/15
02/23/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/16/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 181 (effective 7/1/15)
03/16/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0181)


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 48 seconds.