Handheld photo speed monitoring devices; DSP/law-enfrmt. may operate in or around a hwy. work zone. (SB1521)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson) with support from co-patron Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Handheld photo speed monitoring devices. Provides that the Department of State Police may operate a handheld photo speed monitoring device, defined in the bill, in or around a highway work zone for the purpose of recording images of vehicles that are traveling at speeds of at least 12 miles per hour above the posted highway work zone speed limit within such highway work zone when (i) workers are present and (ii) such highway work zone is indicated by appropriately placed signs displaying the maximum speed limit and the use of such handheld automated speed monitoring device. The bill also provides that the operator of a vehicle shall be liable for a monetary civil penalty, not to exceed $125, if such vehicle is found to be traveling at speeds of at least 12 miles per hour above the posted highway work zone speed limit by the handheld photo monitoring device. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103500D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/28/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1521)
01/30/2019Reported from Transportation with amendment (10-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Read second time
02/04/2019Reading of amendment waived
02/04/2019Committee amendment agreed to
02/04/2019Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1521E
02/04/2019Printed as engrossed 19103500D-E
02/04/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Passed Senate (28-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1521E)
02/06/2019Placed on Calendar
02/06/2019Read first time
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/07/2019Reported from Transportation with amendment (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2019Read second time
02/11/2019Read third time
02/11/2019Committee amendment agreed to
02/11/2019Engrossed by House as amended
02/11/2019Passed House with amendment (74-Y 24-N)
02/11/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (74-Y 24-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019House amendment agreed to by Senate (30-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1521ER)
02/18/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1521ER)
02/18/2019Signed by Speaker
02/19/2019Signed by President
02/20/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/20/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 20, 2019
02/20/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/26/2019Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/03/2019Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (30-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2019House concurred in Governor's recommendation (97-Y 1-N)
04/03/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2019G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/03/2019Reenrolled bill text (SB1521ER2)
04/03/2019Signed by President as reenrolled
04/03/2019Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/03/2019Enacted, Chapter 842 (effective - see bill)
04/03/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0842)