Commissioner of DMV; powers and duties during a declared state of emergency. (HB1828)

Introduced By

Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas Park) with support from co-patron Del. Carrie Coyner (R-Chesterfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles; powers and duties. Authorizes the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles, for the duration of a declared state of emergency and for up to 90 days after it has been rescinded or expires, to (i) extend the validity or delay the cancellation of driver's licenses, special identification cards, and vehicle registrations; (ii) extend the time frame during which a driver improvement clinic or payment plan may be completed; (iii) extend the maximum number of days of residency permitted before a new resident must be licensed in Virginia to operate a motor vehicle in the Commonwealth; and (iv) extend the time frame during which a new resident may operate a motor vehicle in the Commonwealth that has been registered in another jurisdiction before registering the vehicle in the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


01/26/2021: Passed the House


01/06/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102068D
01/06/2021Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/12/2021Assigned Transportation sub: Motor Vehicles
01/14/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1828)
01/18/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 1-N)
01/21/2021Reported from Transportation (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2021Read first time
01/25/2021Read second time and engrossed
01/26/2021Read third time and passed House (85-Y 15-N)
01/26/2021VOTE: Passage (85-Y 15-N)

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