Emergency vehicles, privately owned volunteer; exemptions and requirements. (HB1785)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville) with support from co-patron Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)

Progress

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

Description

Exemptions and requirements for privately owned emergency vehicles. Includes privately owned vehicles operated by an operational officer of a professional or volunteer fire department in the definition of "emergency vehicle" for the purpose of exempting such vehicles from certain driving regulations when traveling in response to a fire alarm or other emergency call. The bill eliminates the current limit of no more than two flashing or steady-burning red or red and white warning lights on one vehicle owned by a member of a fire department, volunteer fire company, or volunteer EMS agency or a police chaplain. Amends § 46.2-1024, § 46.2-920, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/09/2017Committee
01/09/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100933D
01/09/2017Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/13/2017Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #1
01/23/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
01/26/2017Reported from Transportation with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2017Committee substitute printed 17104560D-H1
01/27/2017Read first time
01/30/2017Read second time
01/30/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104560D-H1
01/30/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1785H1
01/31/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/31/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2017Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/08/2017Reported from Transportation (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2017Read third time
02/13/2017Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2017Enrolled
02/15/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1785ER)
02/15/2017Signed by Speaker
02/17/2017Signed by President
02/17/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/17/17
02/17/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017
02/23/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 244 (effective 7/1/17)
02/23/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0244)