Driver privilege cards; definitions, effective date, report. (HB1211)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield) with support from co-patrons Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville), Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake), and Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Driver privilege cards; penalty. Authorizes the issuance of new driver privilege cards by the Department of Motor Vehicles to an applicant who (i) has reported income from Virginia sources or been claimed as a dependent on an individual tax return filed with the Commonwealth in the preceding 12 months and (ii) is not in violation of the insurance requirements for the registration of an uninsured motor vehicle. The bill provides that driver privilege cards shall confer the same privileges and shall be subject to the same provisions as driver's licenses and permits; however, driver privilege cards shall not (a) confer voting privileges, (b) permit an individual to waive any part of the driver examination, or (c) have their issuance be contingent upon the applicant's ability to produce proof of legal presence in the United States. The bill limits the release of certain information stored by the Department. The bill provides for the term "driver's license" to consistently refer to all driver's licenses, permits, driver privilege cards, and special identification cards issued by the Commonwealth or the comparable law of another jurisdiction. The bill allows the issuance of a limited-duration driver's license and special identification card to an applicant presenting valid documentary evidence that a federal court or federal agency having jurisdiction over immigration has authorized the applicant to be in the United States for a period of at least 30 days from the date of application. The bill authorizes the Tax Commissioner to provide to the Commissioner of the Department information sufficient to verify that an applicant for a driver privilege card or permit reported income from Virginia sources or was claimed as a dependent on an individual tax return filed with the Commonwealth in the preceding 12 months. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2021. This bill is identical to SB 34. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103891D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/15/2020Assigned Transportation sub: Transportation Innovations and General Topics
01/28/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 4-N)
01/28/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/30/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2020Reported from Transportation with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/30/2020Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety
01/30/2020Committee substitute printed 20107009D-H1
02/05/2020Impact statement from VCSC (HB1211H1)
02/07/2020Reported from Appropriations with amendment (13-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (5-Y 3-N)
02/07/2020Reported from Appropriations with amendment (12-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2020Read first time
02/10/2020Read second time
02/10/2020Committee on Transportation substitute agreed to 20107009D-H1
02/10/2020Committee on Appropriations amendment agreed to
02/10/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB1211EH1
02/10/2020Printed as engrossed 20107009D-EH1
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House (57-Y 42-N)
02/11/2020VOTE: Passage (57-Y 42-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/20/2020Reported from Transportation with substitute (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Committee substitute printed 20108677D-S1
02/20/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/24/2020Impact statement from VCSC (HB1211S1)
02/25/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (12-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020VOTE: Adoption (3-Y 91-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Senate insisted on amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Read third time
02/26/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/26/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108677D-S1
02/26/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1211S1
02/26/2020Passed Senate with substitute (23-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Passed Senate with substitute (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Senate substitute rejected by House 20108677D-S1 (3-Y 91-N)
02/26/2020VOTE: REJECTED (3-Y 91-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Senate requested conference committee
02/27/2020House acceded to request
02/27/2020Conferees appointed by House
02/27/2020Delegates: Tran, Guzman, Davis
02/27/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
02/27/2020Senators: Surovell, Boysko, Hanger
03/07/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/07/2020Conference substitute printed 20109915D-H2
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by House (56-Y 40-N)
03/07/2020VOTE: Adoption (56-Y 40-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by House
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by House (57-Y 40-N)
03/07/2020VOTE: Adoption #2 (57-Y 40-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2020Impact statement from VCSC (HB1211H2)
03/18/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1211ER)
03/18/2020Signed by President
03/19/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1211ER)
03/19/2020Signed by Speaker
03/20/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020
03/20/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/11/2020Governor's recommendation received by House
04/22/2020VOTE: (51-Y 41-N)
04/22/2020Placed on Calendar
04/22/2020Passed by temporarily
04/22/2020House concurred in Governor's recommendation (51-Y 41-N)
04/22/2020Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
04/22/2020G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/22/2020Reenrolled bill text (HB1211ER2)
04/22/2020Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/22/2020Signed by President as reenrolled
04/22/2020Enacted, Chapter 1227 (effective 1/1/21)
04/22/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1227)
05/01/2020VOTE: (51-Y 41-N)