Electronic tolls; nonpayment civil actions. (HB1071)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Heretick (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patrons Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), and Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Nonpayment of electronic tolls; civil actions. Provides that no action to recover an unpaid electronic toll shall be brought until at least 120 days have elapsed from the date of the violation. Any such action shall only be brought in the locality in which the vehicle is registered, if registered in the Commonwealth, or in the locality in which the violation occurred, if the vehicle is registered outside the Commonwealth. No judgment resulting from such action shall exceed five times the amount of the unpaid toll, including administrative fees and penalties. The bill provides for a one-year statute of limitations for all toll violations. The bill requires toll facilities that do not offer manual toll collection to accept cash at a physical location or by electronic funds transfer within 72 hours of the unpaid toll. The bill requires such toll operator to display signage notifying drivers of alternative routes that are not tolled and that payment in cash may be accepted within 72 hours of the unpaid toll. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101937D
01/13/2016Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/21/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee #3
01/21/2016Assigned Tansportation sub: Subcommittee #3
01/21/2016Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #3
02/02/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2016Left in Transportation


Chris Horton writes:

Please make this bill a law, we desperately need more regulation for the toll companies in Hampton Roads Virginia.