Bicycle lane; penalty for driver to pass another vehicle using lane. (SB1338)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patron Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

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

Description

Passing in a bicycle lane; penalty. Provides that the driver of a motor vehicle who uses a bicycle lane to pass or attempt to pass another vehicle is guilty of reckless driving. Amends § 46.2-854, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103609D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/13/2017Impact statement from VCSC (SB1338)
01/25/2017Reported from Transportation with substitute (8-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2017Committee substitute printed 17104622D-S1
01/27/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2017Read second time
01/30/2017Reading of substitute waived
01/30/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104622D-S1
01/30/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1338S1
01/31/2017Read third time and passed Senate (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2017Placed on Calendar
02/03/2017Read first time
02/03/2017Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/07/2017Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #1
02/13/2017Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (3-Y 4-N)
02/21/2017Left in Transportation

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 4 minutes.

Transcript

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

THE SENATOR FROM RUSSELL COUNTY, SENATOR CHAFIN.

Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I MOVE THAT THE BILL PASS AND SPEAKING TO THE BILL.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon): THIS BILL SIMPLY ALLOWS EMPLOYEES OF HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS TO ADMINISTER EPINEPHRINE AND INSULIN RELATED DRUGS IN MEDICAL EMERGENCIES, AND IS AKIN TO THE LEGISLATION THAT WE HAVE ALREADY PASSED OUT OF THIS BODY SOME TIME AGO THAT RELATED TO SECONDARY EDUCATION, PUBLIC EDUCATION.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL SENATE BILL 944 ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 40, NOS 0. AYES 40, NOS 0, THE BILL PASSES. SENATE BILL 973, RELATING TO BATTERY ON A HEALTHCARE PROVIDER, PENALTY. THE SENIOR SENATOR FROM RICHMOND CITY, SENATOR STURTEVANT.

Sen. Glen Sturtevant (R-Midlothian): MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE PASSAGE OF THE BILL SPEAKING TO THE BILL.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. Glen Sturtevant (R-Midlothian): MR. PRESIDENT, SENATE BILL 973 IS A BILL THAT EXTENDS A PENALTY FOR BATTERY AGAINST HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS ENGAGED IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR DUTIES. RIGHT NOW, THERE IS A TWO-DAY MANDATORY MINIMUM FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS WHO ARE ASSAULTED IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM, BUT AS MOST OF US KNOW, HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS ARE WORKING AND DOING GOOD WORK AND CARING FOR PATIENTS ALL THROUGHOUT THE HOSPITAL, BEYOND JUST THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT, AND SO THIS WOULD EXTEND THAT PENALTY TO BETTER PROTECT HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE HOSPITAL AND NOT JUST THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT.

[Unknown]: THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE SENATOR FROM ROANOKE CITY, SENATOR EDWARDS.

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke): MR. PRESIDENT, YOU'LL NOTICE THAT I AMONG OTHERS VOTED AGAINST THIS IN COMMITTEE. I WANT TO EXPLAIN WHY. THIS IS AN ANYONE MUM MANDATORY SENTENCING ISSUE. IT'S ALREADY A CRIME TO ASSAULT ANYBODY, INCLUDING A HEALTHCARE PROVIDER. IT MAKES NO SENSE TO SAY, WELL, LET'S LEGITIMATE FROM THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY WHAT THE PUNISHMENT SHOULD BE IN TERMS OF THE MINIMUM MANDATORY TWO DAYS IN JAIL. THIS SHOULD BE LEFT TO THE JUDGES. IT'S ALREADY A CRIME, LET'S NOT PUT IN A MINIMUM MANDATORY SENTENCING IN A SITUATION LIKE THIS. MOST -- MANY PEOPLE IN HOSPITALS ARE NOT EXACTLY IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WHEN THEY GET ANGRY AND SOMETHING UNUSUAL HAPPENS AND THEY -- I'M SURE THE PRESIDENT


Sen. Dick Black (R-Leesburg): HAS AN ARREST WARRANT OUTSTANDING AND GOES INTO THE BUILDING AND THE AUTHORITIES KNOW WHERE HE IS. AND THEY CAN'T GET A SEARCH WARRANT TO GO IN AND SEIZE HIM.