Jefferson Davis Highway; renames any section of U.S. Route 1 to 'Emancipation Highway.' (HB2075)

Introduced By

Del. Josh Cole (D-Stafford) with support from 13 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg), Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas), Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


U.S. Route 1; "Emancipation Highway." Renames any section of U.S. Route 1 in Virginia that is designated as "Jefferson Davis Highway" to "Emancipation Highway." The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2022. Read the Bill »


03/30/2021: signed by governor


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102542D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/17/2021Assigned Transportation sub: Transportation Systems
01/21/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/21/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (6-Y 4-N)
01/21/2021Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/26/2021Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety
01/26/2021Reported from Transportation with amendment(s) (14-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/29/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2075)
01/29/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
01/29/2021Reported from Appropriations (15-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Read second time
02/02/2021Committee amendments agreed to
02/02/2021Engrossed by House as amended HB2075E
02/02/2021Printed as engrossed 21102542D-E
02/03/2021Read third time and passed House (70-Y 28-N)
02/03/2021VOTE: Passage (70-Y 28-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2075E)
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)
02/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2075E)
02/18/2021Reported from Transportation (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/2021Read third time
02/23/2021Passed by for the day
02/24/2021Read third time
02/24/2021Passed by for the day
02/25/2021Read third time
02/25/2021Passed by temporarily
02/25/2021Passed Senate (30-Y 9-N)
03/09/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2075ER)
03/09/2021Signed by President
03/11/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2075ER)
03/11/2021Signed by Speaker
03/15/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 15, 2021
03/15/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/30/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 416 (effective 1/1/22)
03/30/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0416)