Traffic or motor vehicle laws; enforcement of laws, marked law-enforcement vehicles. (HB594)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Enforcement of traffic or motor vehicle laws; marked law-enforcement vehicles. Requires that any law-enforcement vehicle used by an officer for enforcing traffic or motor vehicle laws be (i) marked in some distinctive manner that identifies the law-enforcement agency employing such officer and (ii) equipped with warning lights. The bill provides exceptions for an officer who (a) stops at the scene of an accident or to assist a disabled motor vehicle, (b) has probable cause to believe the operator of a motor vehicle has committed a felony or is driving under the influence, or (iii) stops the operator of a motor vehicle who the officer reasonably believes constitutes a risk of causing imminent and serious bodily injury to any person. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16103547D
01/11/2016Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/19/2016Assigned to sub: #3
01/19/2016Referred from Transportation
01/19/2016Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/19/2016Assigned MPPS sub: #3
01/20/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB594)
02/05/2016Tabled in Militia, Police and Public Safety