Overweight permits; vehicles for hauling Virginia-grown farm produce over bridges and culverts. (SB73)

Introduced By

Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake) with support from co-patron Sen. Ben Chafin (R-Lebanon)


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 HB 214. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/01/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100733D
12/01/2017Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/17/2018Reported from Transportation (8-Y 4-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/19/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2018Read second time and engrossed
01/23/2018Read third time and passed Senate (35-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB73)
01/29/2018Placed on Calendar
01/29/2018Read first time
01/29/2018Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/05/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB73)
02/22/2018Reported from Transportation with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/23/2018Assigned App. sub: Transportation
03/02/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (8-Y 0-N)
03/02/2018Reported from Appropriations with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Read second time
03/07/2018Read third time
03/07/2018Committee amendment from Transportation rejected
03/07/2018Committee amendment from Appropriations agreed to
03/07/2018Engrossed by House as amended
03/07/2018Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
03/07/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018House amendment agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB73ER)
03/10/2018Signed by Speaker
03/12/2018Signed by President
03/20/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 20, 2018
03/20/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/22/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB73ER)
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 612 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0612)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 1 minute.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB214.