Pedestrians; drivers to stop when yielding the right-of-way. (HB1705)

Introduced By

Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Yielding the right-of-way to pedestrians; stopping. Clarifies the duties of vehicle drivers to stop when yielding to pedestrians at (i) clearly marked crosswalks, whether at midblock or at the end of any block; (ii) any regular pedestrian crossing included in the prolongation of the lateral boundary lines of the adjacent sidewalk at the end of a block; or (iii) any intersection when the driver is approaching on a highway where the maximum speed limit is not more than 35 miles per hour. The bill also prohibits the driver of another vehicle approaching such stopped vehicle from an adjacent lane or from behind from overtaking and passing the stopped vehicle. The bill contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/17/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105498D
01/17/2020Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/23/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1705)
01/23/2020Assigned Transportation sub: Motor Vehicles
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/06/2020Reported from Transportation (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2020Read first time
02/10/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/27/2020Reported from Transportation with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Committee substitute printed 20109363D-S1
02/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1705S1)
03/02/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Read third time
03/03/2020Reading of substitute waived
03/03/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20109363D-S1
03/03/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1705S1
03/03/2020Passed Senate with substitute (32-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Placed on Calendar
03/04/2020Passed by temporarily
03/04/2020Senate substitute rejected by House 20109363D-S1 (0-Y 97-N)
03/04/2020VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Passed by temporarily
03/05/2020Senate insisted on substitute (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Senate requested conference committee
03/05/2020House acceded to request
03/05/2020Conferees appointed by House
03/05/2020Delegates: Kory, Plum, Walker
03/05/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
03/05/2020Senators: Marsden, Boysko, Pillion
03/05/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (34-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by House (94-Y 3-N)
03/07/2020VOTE: Adoption (94-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/18/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1705ER)
03/18/2020Signed by President
03/19/2020Signed by Speaker
03/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1705ER)
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
04/10/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1031 (effective 7/1/20)
04/10/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1031)