Safety inspections; appointments. (SB1507)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake) 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

Safety inspections; appointments. Allows any motor vehicle inspection station to accept appointments for safety inspections and removes the requirement that inspections take place on first-come, first-served basis. Under current motor vehicle safety inspection rules and regulations, 19VAC30-70, a motor vehicle inspection station may accept appointments for safety inspections under certain conditions but only if it has at least one inspector and inspection lane that remain available for inspections on a first-come, first-served basis. Amends § 46.2-1166, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/18/2017Presented and ordered printed 17103268D
01/18/2017Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/01/2017Reported from Transportation (9-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Read second time and engrossed
02/07/2017Read third time and passed Senate (32-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2017Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2017Passed Senate (31-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2017Placed on Calendar
02/09/2017Read first time
02/09/2017Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/09/2017Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #1
02/13/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
02/16/2017Reported from Transportation with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2017Committee substitute printed 17105558D-H1
02/17/2017Read second time
02/20/2017Read third time
02/20/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17105558D-H1
02/20/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1507H1
02/20/2017Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/20/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2017House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2017Title replaced 17105558D-H1
02/24/2017Enrolled
02/24/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1507ER)
02/24/2017Signed by President
02/24/2017Signed by Speaker
02/28/2017Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/28/17
02/28/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/16/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 525 (effective 7/1/17)
03/16/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0525)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 58 seconds.

Transcript

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

THE SENATOR FROM EASTERN FAIRFAX COUNTY, SENATOR SUROVELL.

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I MOVE THE BILL PASS AND SPEAKING TO THE BILL.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR.

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THIS BILL HAS TO DO WITH COAL ASH AND YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN READING A LOT ABOUT COAL ASH IN THE PAPER OVER ABOUT THE LAST 18 MONTHS BECAUSE WE HAVE A WHOLE BUNCH OF NEW RULES THAT THE EPA HAS MANDATED ON VIRGINIA THAT WE HAVE TO IMPLEMENT HERE IN THE STATE AND I'M GOING TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE PROBLEM, TALK ABOUT THE PROBLEM HERE IN VIRGINIA, AND THEN TALK ABOUT WHAT THIS BILL DOES. COAL ASH IS BASICALLY WHAT'S LEFT OVER AFTER COAL IS BURNED. WE'VE BEEN BURNING IT IN VIRGINIA FOR YEARS AND BASICALLY WHAT UTILITIES HAVE BEEN DOING HISTORICALLY, THEY TAKE IT OUT BACK AND THEY'VE BEEN DURCHING IT IN A POND SO IT DOESN'T BLOW AROUND. A LOT OF THESE POPPEDS ARE LOCATED -- PONDS ARE LOCATED RIGHT NEXT TO WATER BODIES, RIVERS, BAYS. THERE'S ONE THAT SITS RIGHT IN THE OLD CHANNEL OF THE JAMES RIVER IN CHESTERFIELD. THE PROBLEM WITH COAL ASH, WHEN YOU PUT IT IN TOUCH WITH WATER, IT LEEMPS OUT ALL KINDS OF NASTY STUFF WHICH AIN'T VERY GOOD FOR