Motorcycles and autocycles; auxiliary lighting. (HB1464)

Introduced By

Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield) with support from co-patron Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Auxiliary lighting on motorcycles and autocycles. Provides that motorcycles and autocycles may be equipped with red or amber standard bulb running lights or light-emitting diode (LED) pods or strips as auxiliary lighting. The bill requires such lights to (i) be directed at the ground, (ii) be designed for vehicular use, (iii) not emit a beam of light greater than 25 candlepower per bulb, (iv) not be attached to wheels, and (v) not be blinking, flashing, oscillating, or rotating. Such lighting is not subject to approval by the Superintendent of State Police. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/17/2018Presented and ordered printed 18104843D
01/17/2018Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/19/2018Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #1
01/23/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1464)
02/06/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (11-Y 0-N)
02/08/2018Reported from Transportation (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2018Read first time
02/12/2018Read second time and engrossed
02/13/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/13/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2018Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/28/2018Reported from Transportation with amendments (12-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Read third time
03/05/2018Reading of amendments waived
03/05/2018Committee amendments agreed to
03/05/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/05/2018Passed Senate with amendments (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Placed on Calendar
03/06/2018Senate amendments agreed to by House (95-Y 0-N)
03/06/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1464ER)
03/08/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1464ER)
03/08/2018Signed by Speaker
03/10/2018Signed by President
03/16/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 16, 2018
03/16/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
04/04/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 763 (effective 7/1/18)
04/04/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0763)