Motor Vehicles, Department of; hearings, motor vehicle dealers, report. (SB1499)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach), and Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Motor Vehicles hearings; motor vehicle dealers; report. Requires the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles to provide to the Motor Vehicle Dealer Board or person reporting an alleged violation with regard to motor vehicle dealers certain information regarding investigations and hearings. The bill requires the Commissioner to report by December 1, 2019, and December 1, 2020, to the Chairmen of the House and Senate Committees on Transportation on the volume and nature of any alleged violations received by the Department and the resulting actions taken by the Commissioner when he is provided with information indicating a possible violation involving motor vehicle dealer franchises. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103968D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/15/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1499)
01/23/2019Committee substitute printed 19105498D-S1
01/23/2019Reported from Transportation with substitute (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2019Read second time
01/28/2019Reading of substitute waived
01/28/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19105498D-S1
01/28/2019Reading of amendment waived
01/28/2019Amendment by Senator DeSteph agreed to
01/28/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB1499ES1
01/28/2019Printed as engrossed 19105498D-ES1
01/29/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1499S1)
02/04/2019Placed on Calendar
02/04/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/05/2019Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #3
02/12/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
02/14/2019Reported from Transportation (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Read second time
02/18/2019Read third time
02/18/2019Passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/18/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1499ER)
02/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1499ER)
02/21/2019Signed by President
02/21/2019Signed by Speaker
02/28/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 28, 2019
02/28/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/04/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 4, 2019
03/04/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/21/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 751 (effective 7/1/19)
03/21/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0751)


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 50 seconds.