Photo speed monitoring devices; civil penalty. (HB1442)

Introduced By

Del. Jay Jones (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patron Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Photo speed monitoring devices; civil penalty. Authorizes law-enforcement agencies and localities to operate photo speed monitoring devices, defined in the bill, in or around school crossing zones and highway work zones for the purpose of recording images of vehicles that are traveling at speeds of at least 10 miles per hour above the posted school crossing zone or highway work zone speed limit within such school crossing zone or highway work zone when such highway work zone is indicated by conspicuously placed signs displaying the maximum speed limit and that such photo speed monitoring devices are used in the area. The bill 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 10 miles per hour above the posted highway work zone or school crossing zone speed limit by the photo speed monitoring device. The bill provides that if the summons for a violation is issued by mail, the violation shall not be reported on the driver's operating record or to the driver's insurance agency, but if the violation is personally issued by an officer at the time of the violation, such violation shall be part of the driver's record and used for insurance purposes. The bill provides that the civil penalty will be paid to the locality in which the violation occurred if the summons is issued by a local law-enforcement officer and paid to the Department of State Police if the summons is issued by a law-enforcement officer employed by the Department of State Police. This bill incorporates HB 621 and HB1721. Read the Bill »


02/20/2020: passed committee


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102488D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/14/2020Assigned Transportation sub: Motor Vehicles
01/27/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 2-N)
01/30/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2020Reported from Transportation with substitute (13-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Committee substitute printed 20107126D-H1
01/30/2020Incorporates HB1721 (Hurst)
01/30/2020Incorporates HB621 (Willett)
02/03/2020Read first time
02/04/2020Read second time
02/04/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107126D-H1
02/04/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1442H1
02/05/2020Read third time and passed House (53-Y 44-N)
02/05/2020VOTE: Passage (53-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2020Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/19/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1442H1)
02/20/2020Reported from Transportation with substitute (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Committee substitute printed 20108777D-S1
02/20/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Finance and Appropriations committee on 02/25/2020. It meets on Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:00 A.M. - Senate Room B.

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