Motor vehicle weight limits; vehicles powered primarily by electric battery power, etc. (HB1850)

Introduced By

Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun) with support from co-patrons Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), and Del. Martha Mugler (D-Hampton


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Motor vehicle weight limits; vehicles powered primarily by electric battery power or fueled primarily by natural gas. Authorizes motor vehicles powered primarily by means of electric battery power to exceed relevant weight limits by 2,000 pounds, provided that such weight is on the power unit and such weight does not exceed 82,000 pounds on an interstate highway. The bill also changes the weight exemption for motor vehicles fueled primarily by natural gas on an interstate highway from the difference between the weight of the natural gas tank and fueling system and a comparable diesel tank and fueling system to up to an additional 2,000 pounds, provided that such weight is on the power unit and does not exceed 82,000 pounds. Read the Bill »


03/18/2021: signed by governor


01/07/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101300D
01/07/2021Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/12/2021Assigned Transportation sub: Transportation Systems
01/14/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/14/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (9-Y 0-N)
01/14/2021Reported from Transportation with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2021Read first time
01/18/2021Read second time
01/18/2021Committee amendments agreed to
01/18/2021Engrossed by House as amended HB1850E
01/18/2021Engrossment reconsidered by House
01/18/2021Printed as engrossed 21101300D-E
01/19/2021Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/19/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
01/20/2021Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Transportation (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/11/2021Reported from Transportation with amendments (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1850E)
02/16/2021Read third time
02/16/2021Reading of amendments waived
02/16/2021Committee amendments agreed to
02/16/2021Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/16/2021Passed Senate with amendments (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Placed on Calendar
02/18/2021Senate amendments agreed to by House (98-Y 1-N)
02/18/2021VOTE: Adoption (98-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1850ER)
02/22/2021Signed by President
02/23/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB1850ER)
02/24/2021Signed by Speaker
02/25/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 25, 2021
02/25/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 133 (effective 7/1/21)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0133)