Public utility vehicles; yielding right-of-way or reducing speed. (HB955)

Introduced By

Del. David Yancey (R-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public utility service vehicles; yielding right-of-way or reducing speed. Authorizes vehicles used by any public utility company for the purpose of repairing, installing, or maintaining electric or natural gas utility equipment or service to use certain high-intensity amber warning lights. The bill provides that if such a vehicle is stationary and displaying such lights, drivers shall, if possible, make a lane change to the lane not adjacent to the vehicle or reduce speed and proceed with caution. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18104693D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/19/2018Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #1
01/30/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (10-Y 0-N)
02/01/2018Reported from Transportation with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Read first time
02/06/2018Read second time
02/06/2018Committee amendment agreed to
02/06/2018Engrossed by House as amended HB955E
02/06/2018Printed as engrossed 18104693D-E
02/07/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/07/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2018Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/14/2018Reported from Transportation with amendments (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2018Read third time
02/19/2018Reading of amendments waived
02/19/2018Committee amendments agreed to
02/19/2018Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/19/2018Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2018Placed on Calendar
02/21/2018Senate amendments agreed to by House (98-Y 1-N)
02/21/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB955ER)
02/26/2018Signed by Speaker
02/28/2018Signed by President
03/02/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 2, 2018
03/02/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 9, 2018
03/09/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 263 (effective 7/1/18)
03/09/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0263)


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 38 seconds.


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

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