Transportation safety; occupants of motor vehicles not equipped with seat belts. (SB907)

Introduced By

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patron Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Transportation safety. Requires all passengers in a vehicle to wear safety belts and allows localities to lower the speed limit below 25, but not less than 15, miles per hour in business and residential districts. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2020Presented and ordered printed 20104138D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/10/2020Incorporates SB276 (Barker)
02/10/2020Incorporates SB370 (Bell)
02/10/2020Committee substitute printed 20108056D-S1
02/10/2020Reported from Transportation with substitute (8-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Read second time
02/11/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/11/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108056D-S1
02/11/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB907S1
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (24-Y 15-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (26-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2020Placed on Calendar
02/14/2020Read first time
02/14/2020Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/14/2020Assigned Transportation sub: Motor Vehicles
02/17/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/17/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
02/20/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/20/2020Reported from Transportation with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Committee substitute printed 20108656D-H1
02/24/2020Read second time
02/25/2020Read third time
02/25/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108656D-H1
02/25/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB907H1
02/25/2020Passed House with substitute (52-Y 48-N)
02/25/2020VOTE: Passage (52-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Passed by temporarily
02/26/2020House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 40-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020House insisted on substitute
02/26/2020House requested conference committee
02/26/2020Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
02/27/2020Senators: Lucas, Marsden, Suetterlein
02/27/2020Conferees appointed by House
02/27/2020Delegates: McQuinn, Jones, Knight
02/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB907S1)
03/05/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/05/2020Conference substitute printed 20109779D-S2
03/07/2020Passed by temporarily
03/08/2020Conference report agreed to by House (49-Y 44-N)
03/08/2020VOTE: Adoption (49-Y 44-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2020Conference report rejected by Senate (11-Y 28-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2020No further action taken
03/12/2020Failed to pass in Senate

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1439.