Motorcycles; auxiliary lighting. (HB939)

Introduced By

Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond), Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville), and Del. Nick Rush (R-Christiansburg)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Auxiliary lighting on motorcycles and autocycles. Provides that motorcycles and autocycles may be equipped with red or amber standard bulb running lights or light-emitting diode (LED) pods or strips as auxiliary lighting. The bill requires such lights to (i) be directed at the ground, (ii) not emit a beam of light greater than 25 candlepower per bulb, (iii) not be attached to wheels, and (iv) not be blinking, flashing, oscillating, or rotating. Such lighting is not subject to approval by the Superintendent of State Police. Read the Bill »

Status

04/06/2016: signed by governor

History

DateAction
01/12/2016Committee
01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101217D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/21/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee #1
01/21/2016Assigned Tansportation sub: Subcommittee #1
01/21/2016Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #1
02/01/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 1-N)
02/04/2016Reported from Transportation (19-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2016Read first time
02/08/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/09/2016Read third time and passed House (100-Y 0-N)
02/09/2016VOTE: PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2016Referred to Committee on Transportation
03/02/2016Reported from Transportation with substitute (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2016Committee substitute printed 16105947D-S1
03/04/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2016Read third time
03/04/2016Reading of substitute waived
03/04/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105947D-S1
03/04/2016Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB939S1
03/04/2016Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB939S1)
03/07/2016Placed on Calendar
03/08/2016Senate substitute agreed to by House 16105947D-S1 (98-Y 0-N)
03/08/2016VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2016Enrolled
03/09/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB939ER)
03/09/2016Signed by Speaker
03/10/2016Signed by President
03/11/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/11/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB939ER)
03/11/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/11/16
03/11/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016
04/06/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 701 (effective 7/1/16)
04/06/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0701)

Video

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 50 seconds.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

LIGHTING AND IN THE SENATE, IT DELAYED, THERE WAS FINALLY A COMPROMISE REACHED. THE STATE POLICE DETERMINED THEY COULD, INDEED, DEVELOP SOME STANDARDS TO APPROVE AUXILLARY LIGHTING, SO THAT'S THE SUBSTITUTE THAT WE HAVE BEFORE US, AND AS WE SPEAK, THERE'S ALREADY A WORKING GROUP THAT'S GOING TO BEGIN TO WORK WITH THE STATE POLICE IN DEVELOPING THOSE STANDARDS, AND SO AGAIN, I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE FOR STANDING STRONG FOR MOTORCYCLE SAFETY, AND I MOVE THE SENATE SUBSTITUTE PASS.

Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg): SHALL THE SENATE SUBSTITUTE BE AGREED TO?

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 98, NOS, ZERO.