Parked cars; VDOT right-of-way. (HB2146)

Introduced By

Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Parked cars; VDOT right-of-way. Authorizes vehicles to be stopped or parked in an unoccupied Department of Transportation right-of-way adjacent to a highway in case of an emergency, accident, or mechanical breakdown. The bill clarifies that the term "emergency" includes retrieving a companion animal from a highway or area adjacent to a highway. Read the Bill »


02/16/2021: Passed the Senate


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101099D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/17/2021Assigned Transportation sub: Motor Vehicles
01/19/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2146)
01/25/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
01/28/2021Reported from Transportation (16-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2021Read first time
02/01/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2021Passed by for the day
02/02/2021Read second time
02/02/2021Amendment by Delegate Miyares agreed to
02/02/2021Engrossed by House as amended HB2146E
02/02/2021Printed as engrossed 21101099D-E
02/03/2021Read third time and passed House (70-Y 28-N)
02/03/2021VOTE: Passage (70-Y 28-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2021Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/04/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2146E)
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 amendment (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Read third time
02/16/2021Reading of amendment waived
02/16/2021Committee amendment agreed to (22-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/16/2021Passed Senate with amendment (24-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Placed on Calendar
02/18/2021Passed by for the day
02/19/2021Placed on Calendar
02/19/2021Senate amendment rejected by House (1-Y 99-N)
02/19/2021VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 99-N)
02/23/2021Senate insisted on amendment (35-Y 4-N)
02/23/2021Senate requested conference committee
02/23/2021Reconsideration of Senate insisted on amendment agreed to (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/2021Passed by temporarily
02/23/2021Senate insisted on amendment (28-Y 10-N)
02/24/2021House acceded to request
02/24/2021Conferees appointed by House
02/24/2021Delegates: Miyares, Hurst, Bulova
02/25/2021Conferees appointed by Senate
02/25/2021Senators: Stuart, Boysko, Marsden
03/01/2021No further action taken
03/01/2021Failed to pass