Motor Vehicles, Department of, documents; veteran endorsement. (HB737)

Introduced By

Del. John McGuire (R-Glen Allen) with support from 52 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Dickie Bell (R-Staunton), Del. Rob Bloxom (R-Accomack), Del. Emily Brewer (R-Suffolk), Del. Jeff Campbell (R-Marion), Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-Woodbridge), Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester), Del. Glenn Davis (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg), Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper), Del. Scott Garrett (R-Lynchburg), Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock), Del. Greg Habeeb (R-Salem), Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke), Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson), Del. Keith Hodges (R-Urbanna), Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), Del. Riley Ingram (R-Hopewell), Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun), Del. Jay Leftwich (R-Chesapeake), Del. Danny Marshall (R-Danville), Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol), Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg), Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville), Del. Brenda Pogge (R-Williamsburg), Del. Charles Poindexter (R-Glade Hill), Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale), Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), Del. Roxann Robinson (R-Chesterfield), Del. Debra Rodman (D-Henrico), Del. Nick Rush (R-Christiansburg), Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Bob Thomas (R-Stafford), Del. Cheryl Turpin (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Lee Ware (R-Powhatan), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Del. Michael Webert (R-Marshall), Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg), Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria), Del. David Yancey (R-Newport News), Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly), Sen. Todd E. Pillion (R-Abingdon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Motor Vehicles documents; veteran indicator. Requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue driver's licenses, permits, and identification cards displaying an indicator signifying that the holder is a veteran, provided that the applicant requests such indicator and provides proof of veteran status. The bill repeals the authority of the Department to issue veterans identification cards. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103806D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/26/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB737)
01/30/2018Reported from Transportation with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2018Committee substitute printed 18105754D-H1
02/01/2018Read first time
02/02/2018Read second time
02/02/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18105754D-H1
02/02/2018Amendment by Delegate McGuire agreed to
02/02/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB737EH1
02/02/2018Printed as engrossed 18105754D-EH1
02/05/2018Read third time and passed House (99-Y 0-N)
02/05/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB737EH1)
02/05/2018VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2018Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/14/2018Reported from Transportation with amendments (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Rereferred to Finance
02/21/2018Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018Read third time
02/23/2018Reading of amendments waived
02/23/2018Committee amendments agreed to
02/23/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/23/2018Passed Senate with amendments (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2018Placed on Calendar
02/27/2018Senate amendments agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
02/27/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB737ER)
03/01/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB737ER)
03/01/2018Signed by Speaker
03/03/2018Signed by President
03/07/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 7, 2018
03/07/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/23/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 440 (effective 7/1/18)
03/23/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0440)


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 3 minutes.