Driver's license, etc.; sex designation on application form. (SB246)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Motor Vehicles; sex designation. Requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to offer any applicant the option to mark "male," "female," or "non-binary" when designating the applicant's sex on an application for a driver's license or special identification card. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/02/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101569D
01/02/2020Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/16/2020Reported from Transportation with substitute (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2020Committee substitute printed 20105924D-S1
01/16/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/24/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB246S1)
01/28/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (10-Y 5-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB246S1)
01/29/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Read second time
01/30/2020Reading of substitute waived
01/30/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20105924D-S1
01/30/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB246S1
01/31/2020Passed by for the day
02/03/2020Passed by for the day
02/04/2020Passed by for the day
02/05/2020Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/13/2020Assigned Transportation sub: Motor Vehicles
02/17/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/20/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 2-N)
02/20/2020Reported from Transportation (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Read second time
02/25/2020Read third time
02/25/2020Passed by temporarily
02/25/2020Passed House (57-Y 43-N)
02/25/2020VOTE: Passage (57-Y 43-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB246ER)
03/02/2020Signed by Speaker
03/03/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB246ER)
03/03/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
03/31/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 544 (effective 7/1/20)
03/31/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0544)