Amber lights, flashing; allows publicly owned or operated transit buses to use. (SB299)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

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

Description

Amber lights on public transit buses. Allows publicly owned or operated transit buses to use flashing amber lights.

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/08/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100712D
01/08/2016Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/20/2016Reported from Transportation with amendment (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2016Read second time
01/26/2016Reading of amendment waived
01/26/2016Committee amendment agreed to
01/26/2016Engrossed by Senate as amended SB299E
01/26/2016Printed as engrossed 16100712D-E
01/27/2016Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2016Placed on Calendar
02/03/2016Read first time
02/03/2016Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/18/2016Reported from Transportation with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2016Read second time
02/22/2016Read third time
02/22/2016Committee amendment agreed to
02/22/2016Engrossed by House as amended
02/22/2016Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/22/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2016House amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2016Enrolled
02/25/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB299ER)
02/25/2016Signed by Speaker
02/26/2016Signed by President
02/29/2016Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/29/16
02/29/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 7, 2016
03/04/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 226 (effective 7/1/16)

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 1 minute.

Transcript

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



Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach): IT FIXED SOME GRAMMATICAL ERRORS AND TWO, IT TOOK OUT SIGNALING WHICH WAS ALREADY COVERED IN THE ABOVE LINE THAT WAS 81 OF THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE SENATE CONCUR WITH THE HOUSE SUBSTITUTE. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CH ANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach): AYES 40, NOS 0.

[Unknown]: AYES 40, NOS 0. THE SENATE CONCURS WITH THE HOUSE SUBSTITUTE. SENATE BILL 299 PASSED THE HOUSE WITH AMENDMENT. THE SENATOR FROM ALEXANDRIA, SENATOR EBBIN.

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I MOVE THAT WE ACCEPT THE HOUSE AMENDMENT. THIS BILL CAME THROUGH THE SENATE UNANIMOUSLY DEALING WITH ALLOWING FLASHING LIGHTS ON PUBLICLY OWNED BUSES AS A SAFETY MEASURE. THE BILL AS IT LEFT THE SENATE WAS LIMITED TO NORTHERN VIRGINIA. THIS BILL TAKES IT STATEWIDE. THERE ARE NEEDS FOR THIS OR BUSES OPERATING THIS WAY ON HAMPTON ROADS AND WE WANT TO MAKE THEM LEGAL AND ALLOW FOR

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB329.