Learner's permit or provisional driver's license holder; completion of driver ed. (SB555)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)

Progress

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

Description

Learner's permit holder; passenger limits; use of cell phone. Prohibits a holder of a learner's permit from (i) using a cell phone while driving and (ii) having more than one passenger under age 21. Current law prohibits the holder of a provisional driver's license who is under the age of 19 from (i) having more than one passenger under age 21 unless a parent is present and (ii) using a cellphone. The bill removes the exception that a provisional driver's license holder under age 18 may have more than one passenger under age 21 if a parent is present. The bill also clarifies that the passenger limitations on all provisional driver's licenses do not include household or family members. Read the Bill »

Status

03/07/2016: Passed the General Assembly

History

DateAction
01/13/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102859D
01/13/2016Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/27/2016Reported from Transportation with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2016Committee substitute printed 16104689D-S1
01/29/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2016Read second time
02/01/2016Reading of substitute waived
02/01/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16104689D-S1
02/01/2016Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB555S1
02/01/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB555S1)
02/02/2016Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2016Placed on Calendar
02/05/2016Read first time
02/05/2016Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/12/2016Assigned Tansportation sub: Subcommittee #2
02/12/2016Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #2
02/22/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/25/2016Reported from Transportation with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2016Committee substitute printed 16105780D-H1
02/26/2016Read second time
02/29/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB555H1)
02/29/2016Read third time
02/29/2016Committee substitute agreed to 16105780D-H1
02/29/2016Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB555H1
02/29/2016Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/29/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2016House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2016Title replaced 16105780D-H1
03/04/2016Enrolled
03/04/2016Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB555ER)
03/04/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB555ER)
03/04/2016Signed by Speaker
03/07/2016Signed by President
03/08/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, April 11, 2016
03/08/2016Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 3/8/2016
03/08/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, April 10, 2016

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 4 minutes.

Transcript

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

SEEKING TREATMENT ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH, AND MANY OF THESE GROUPS OR MANY OF THESE BOARDS ARE CO-LOCATED OR LOCATED WITHIN THE GEOGRAPHIC PROXIMITY OF SCHOOLS AND DAYCARES. THEY ARE ALREADY PROVIDING TREATMENT TO THESE PATIENTS AND
COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE. SUBSTITUTE IS AGREED TO. VIRGINIA FROM VIRGINIA BEACH.

Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach): CURRENT LAW PROHIBITS THE HOLDER OF A PROVISIONAL DRIVER'S LICENSE FROM UNDER AGE 19 FROM HAVING MORE THAN ONE PASSENGER UNDER AGE 21 UNLESS A PARENT IS PRESENT AND USING A CELL PHONE. THE BILL REMOVES THE EXCEPTION THAT UNDER AGE 18 MAY HAVE MORE THAN ONE PASSENGER IF THAT PARENT IS PRESENT AND CLARIFIES PASSENGER LIMITATIONS ON ALL PROVISIONAL LICENSES DO NOT INCLUDE HOUSEHOLD OR FAMILY MEMBERS. I MOVE THAT THE BILL PASS.

[Unknown]: SENATE BILL 595 A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF VIRGINIA RELATING TO DEAD BODIES, STORAGE WITH AMENDMENTS.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE GENTLEMAN FROM CAROLINE, MR. ORROCK.

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg): MR. SPEAKER, I MOVE ADOPTION OF THE COMMITTEE AMENDMENT.

[Unknown]: THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE. OPPOSED, NO. AMENDMENT AGREED TO.

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg): MR. SPEAKER, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF THE HOUSE WITH THE ADOPTION OF THESE AMENDMENTS ALL


[Unknown]: I MOVE THAT THE SENATE CONCUR WITH THE HOUSE AMENDMENTS OR SUBSTITUTE AND SPEAKING TO THAT MOTION. THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. THIS IS A BILL THAT DEALT WITH THE NONMETH DODONE OPIATE. CLARIFIES THAT THE ONLY TREATMENTS THAT COULD BE USED ARE THOSE APPROVED BY THE FDA. AND WITH THAT EXPLANATION I WOULD MOVE THAT WE CONCUR.

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 THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL. THEIR VOTE?

[Unknown]: AYES 36, NOS 1. AYES 36, NOS 1. THE SENATE CONCURS WITH THE HOUSE SUBSTITUTE. SENATE BILL 582 HAS PASSED THE HOUSE WITH AMENDMENTS. THE SENATOR FROM FRANKLIN COUNTY, SENATOR STANLEY.


Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CH ANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 40, NOS 0. AYES 40, NOS 0. THE SENATE CONCURS WITH THE HOUSE SUBSTITUTE. SENATE BILL 555 PASSED HOUSE WITH A SUBSTITUTE. THE SENATOR FROM CHESAPEAKE. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I ASK THAT WE ACCEPT THE HOUSE AMENDMENTS AND SPEAKING TO THOSE AMENDMENTS, MR. PRESIDENT. THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR. THEY HAD EARN CONCERNS ABOUT FIGURING OUT WHETHER OR NOT AN 18-YEAR-OLD IS STILL IN SCHOOL AND EASIER TO JUST TO 18 YEARS ACROSS THE BOARD SO THAT IS WHAT THE AMENDMENTS HAVE TON. WE HAVE WORKED WITH DMV AND MAKE SURE THAT WE DON'T TREAT 18-YEAR-OLDS WHO CAN GO IN THE MILITARY AND FIGHT FOR US BUT YET SOMETIMES THEY CAN'T GET A DRIVER'S LICENSE AND THIS FIXD THAT PROBLEM. I HOPE YOU WILL ACCEPT THE AMENDMENT.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE QUESTION IS SHALL 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 THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL. THEIR VOTE?