License plates, special; cost of plates for recipients of military decorations. (HB2069)

Introduced By

Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond) with support from 22 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Carrie Coyner (R-Chesterfield), Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland), Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Clinton Jenkins (D-Suffolk), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Margaret Ransone (R-Kinsale), Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas Park), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Sterling), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Del. Bill Wiley (R-Winchester), Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico), Del. Scott Wyatt (R-Mechanicsville), Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Special license plates; military decorations. Establishes a system for determining the cost of special license plates for recipients of a military decoration based on the order of precedence of such military decoration as determined by the federal Department of Defense or other relevant federal agency. The bill authorizes the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue plates with a "V" for Valor Device on appropriate plates issued by the Department reflecting a military decoration. The bill provides that special license plates for recipients of a military decoration are exempt from the prepaid application requirement for special license plates and may be issued to unremarried surviving spouses of eligible recipients. The bill creates special license plates for recipients of the Distinguished Flying Cross with a "V" for Valor, the Airman's Medal, the Army Soldier's Medal, the Coast Guard Medal, the Distinguished Service Medal, the Navy Distinguished Service Medal, the Marine Corps Distinguished Service Medal, the Air Force Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, and the Defense Superior Service Medal. The bill changes from one-time to annual the $10 fee for certain special license plates issued after the effective date of this bill. This bill incorporates HB 1797. Read the Bill »


03/18/2021: signed by governor


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100264D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/14/2021Assigned Transportation sub: Transportation Innovations and General Topics
01/19/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/19/2021Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/20/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2069)
01/21/2021Incorporates HB1797 (Walker)
01/21/2021Reported from Transportation with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2021Committee substitute printed 21103327D-H1
01/21/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/21/2021Incorporates HB 1797 (Walker)
01/21/2021Reported from Transportation with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2021Incorporates HB%A01797 (Walker)
01/22/2021Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety
01/27/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2069H1)
01/29/2021Committee substitute printed 21103947D-H2
01/29/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/29/2021Reported from Appropriations with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2021Committee substitute printed 21104003D-H2
01/29/2021Substitute bill reprinted 21104003D-H2
02/01/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Committee on Appropriations substitute agreed to 21103947D-H2
02/02/2021Read second time
02/02/2021Committee on Transportation substitute rejected 21103327D-H1
02/02/2021Committee on Appropriations substitute agreed to 21104003D-H2
02/02/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2069H2
02/03/2021Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N 1-A)
02/03/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/03/2021Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/03/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage #2 (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2021Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Transportation (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2021Reported from Transportation (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2069H2)
02/15/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Read third time
02/16/2021Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2069ER)
02/19/2021Signed by Speaker
02/22/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2069ER)
02/22/2021Signed by President
02/24/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 24, 2021
02/24/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 145 (effective 7/1/21)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0145)