Emergency vehicles, privately owned volunteer; requirement for flashing lights and sirens. (HB1789)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Flashing lights and sirens on privately owned volunteer emergency vehicles; requirements. Eliminates the current limit of no more than two flashing or steady-burning red or red and white warning lights that any member of a fire department, volunteer fire company, or volunteer emergency medical services agency and any police chaplain may utilize on one vehicle owned by him. The bill requires that such vehicles be equipped with a siren, exhaust whistle, or air horn designed to give automatically intermittent signals Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100975D
01/09/2017Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/13/2017Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #1
02/07/2017Left in Transportation