Regulation of taxicabs. (HB1761)

Introduced By

Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Regulation of taxicabs. Provides that the governing body of any county, city, or town that regulates taxicabs may authorize any taxicab to operate software-based devices that utilize GPS or other measurement data in the calculation of time-and-distance fares, notwithstanding the requirements for the specifications and tolerances for measuring and weighing devices. The bill repeals the requirement that all taxicabs display roof signs and specific markings and provides that any local ordinance requiring such roof signs and markings for taxicabs is void. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103625D
01/09/2017Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/13/2017Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #4
01/13/2017Impact statement from DHCD (HB1761)
01/19/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (6-Y 0-N)
01/24/2017Reported from Transportation with amendment (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2017Read first time
01/26/2017Passed by temporarily
01/26/2017Read second time
01/26/2017Committee amendment agreed to
01/26/2017Engrossed by House as amended HB1761E
01/26/2017Printed as engrossed 17103625D-E
01/27/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/27/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2017Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/08/2017Reported from Transportation with amendment (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2017Read third time
02/13/2017Reading of amendment waived
02/13/2017Committee amendment agreed to
02/13/2017Emergency clause added
02/13/2017Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/13/2017Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2017Placed on Calendar
02/15/2017Senate amendment agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
02/15/2017VOTE: ADOPTION EMERGENCY (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1761ER)
02/17/2017Signed by Speaker
02/20/2017Signed by President
02/21/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/21/17
02/21/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/16/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 528 (effective 3/16/17)
03/16/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0528)


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.