Motor vehicle safety inspection; exceptions to inspection requirement. (HB213)

Introduced By

Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Exceptions to motor vehicle inspection requirement. Exempts from the motor vehicle inspection requirement vehicles that are parked in the designated parking area of an official inspection station. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


04/06/2016: signed by governor


12/28/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100509D
12/28/2015Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/15/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Subcommittee #1
01/15/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee #1
01/15/2016Assigned Tansportation sub: Subcommittee #1
01/15/2016Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #1
01/18/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
01/21/2016Reported from Transportation (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2016Read first time
01/26/2016Read second time and engrossed
01/27/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/27/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
01/28/2016Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/04/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB213)
02/24/2016Reported from Transportation with amendment (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2016Read third time
02/29/2016Reading of amendment waived
02/29/2016Committee amendment agreed to
02/29/2016Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/29/2016Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2016Passed Senate with amendment (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2016Placed on Calendar
03/02/2016Senate amendment agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
03/02/2016VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB213ER)
03/03/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB213ER)
03/03/2016Signed by Speaker
03/06/2016Signed by President
03/07/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/7/2016
03/07/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
04/06/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 702 (effective 7/1/16)
04/06/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0702)


John Jackson writes:

For the Virginia Vehicle Safety Inspection program to function as the law was intended it would be necessary to apply this requirement to all of the vehicles that travel upon the state roads where this mandate is in place as the state speed limit laws are applied. To do less is tantamount to state legislators playing Russian Roulette with the lives of the state residents that complied with the law while simultaneously using state revenue to attract tourists from the 34 states that claim to have safe highways or the 15 states that may not meet the stringent requirements that Virginia legislators impose on state residents.