Amateur radio vehicles; allowed to use flashing, blinking, or alternating amber lights. (SB473)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Wagner (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

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

Description

Flashing, blinking, or alternating amber lights on amateur radio vehicles. Allows vehicles used or operated by federally licensed amateur radio operators to use flashing, blinking, or alternating amber lights (i) while participating in emergency communications or drills on behalf of federal, state, or local authorities or (ii) to provide communications services to localities in the Commonwealth for public service events including marathons, foot races, or activities authorized by the Department of Transportation or the locality in which the event is being conducted. Amends § 46.2-1025, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102181D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/20/2016Stricken at request of Patron in Transportation (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 1 minute.

Transcript

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



Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg): TAKING PLACE. AND WHAT THIS BILL DOES IS IT SIMPLY SAYS, LOOK, IF YOU ARE GOING TO TAKE PROPERTY, YOU KNOW, GO AHEAD, BUT, YOU KNOW, IT IS INCUMBENT UPON THE GOVERNMENT TO MAKE A FAIR OFFER. TO MAKE A FAIR OFFER TO THE PROPERTY OWNER.