Toll violations at all-electronic toll facilities; administrative fees and period of nonpayment. (SB295)

Introduced By

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patron Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake)

Progress

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

Description

Toll violations at all-electronic toll facilities; administrative fees and period of nonpayment. Lowers the administrative fee that is paid after 30 days of nonpayment of an unpaid toll from $100 to $50 and lengthens such period of nonpayment from 30 days to 60 days. The time period for notice to contest liability for a toll violation is extended from 60 to 90 days. The time period to file an affidavit stating that the owner of the vehicle was not the operator of the vehicle during the unpaid toll violation is extended from 14 to 30 days. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/08/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102028D
01/08/2016Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/21/2016Assigned Trans sub: Tolling
01/29/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB295)
02/10/2016Committee substitute printed to Web only 16104929D-S1
02/10/2016Incorporates SB334
02/10/2016Incorporates SB405
02/10/2016Incorporates SB516
02/10/2016Passed by indefinitely in Transportation with letter (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB414 and SB334.

Comments

Terry Danaher writes:

This bill (along with its sister senate bills) is just a start to change the Code of Virginia, which currently favors toll collection agencies, especially those attached to public-private transportation facilities with for-profit tolling. Current law must have been written by ALEC! The fees/fines/penalties involved are obscenely high and accumulate rapidly, which given the vast number of problems confronting drivers--missing or late invoices, difficulty in tracking dates and times of tolls and payments, transponders not being read, and so much more--is yet another example of constituents losing out to corporate interests.