Motor Vehicles, Department of; regulation of property carriers. (SB1435)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Motor Vehicles; regulation of property carriers. Combines the current property carrier and bulk property carrier authorities and eliminates the current license requirement for property brokers. The bill eliminates the requirement for the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue specially designated license plates for property-carrying vehicles operated for hire. The bill reduces insurance limits for carriers operating vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating in excess of 7,500 pounds but not in excess of 10,000 pounds from $750,000 to $300,000. The bill reduces current liability coverage requirements for property carriers from $750,000 to $50,000 per person, $100,000 per incident for death and bodily injury, and $25,000 for property damage for passenger cars, motorcycles, autocycles, and vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating of 7,500 pounds or less. The bill has a delayed effective date of October 1, 2017. Read the Bill »


02/01/2017: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/13/2017Presented and ordered printed 17104031D
01/13/2017Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/20/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1435)
01/25/2017Assigned Trans sub: Property Carriers
02/01/2017Incorporated by Transportation (SB1364-Newman) (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2026.