Overweight permits; vehicles for hauling Virginia-grown farm produce over bridges and culverts. (HB214)

Introduced By

Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Overweight permits for hauling Virginia-grown farm produce; bridges and culverts. Provides that no five-axle-combination vehicle shall be issued an overweight permit for hauling Virginia-grown farm produce unless such vehicle has no less than 42 feet of axle space between extreme axles. The bill provides that no vehicle issued an overweight permit for hauling Virginia-grown farm produce shall cross any bridge or culvert in the Commonwealth if the gross weight of such vehicle is greater than the amount posted for the bridge or culvert as its carrying capacity. Current law requires specific weight limitations based upon axle weights or axle spacing. This bill is identical to SB 73. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/29/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100168D
12/29/2017Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/16/2018Assigned Transportation sub:
01/16/2018Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #3
01/24/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB214)
01/31/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/05/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB214)
02/06/2018Reported from Transportation (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Read first time
02/09/2018Read second time and engrossed
02/12/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/12/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2018Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/21/2018Reported from Transportation with amendment (11-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2018Rereferred to Finance
02/28/2018Reported from Finance with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Passed by for the day
03/05/2018Read third time
03/05/2018Committee amendment from Transporttion rejected
03/05/2018Reading of amendment waived
03/05/2018Committee amendment from Finance agreed to
03/05/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/05/2018Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Placed on Calendar
03/06/2018Senate amendment agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
03/06/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB214ER)
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
03/22/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB214ER)
03/29/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 501 (effective 7/1/18)
03/29/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0501)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB73.