Motor Vehicles, Department of; limits the release of privileged information to government entities. (HB2163)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield) with support from 7 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon), Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Motor Vehicles; privileged information. Limits the release of Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) privileged information to government entities and law-enforcement agencies for the purpose of civil immigration enforcement unless (i) the subject of the information provides consent or (ii) the requesting agency presents a lawful judicial order, judicial subpoena, or judicial warrant. The bill requires the DMV to notify the subject of the request that such a request was made and the identity of the entity that made the request. The bill requires any entity receiving privileged information from the DMV to enter into a written agreement with the DMV prior to such release of such information and prohibits any entity from rereleasing any such DMV information to any third party unless explicitly permitted to do so in the entity's agreement with the DMV. The bill contains requirements for any such written agreement between the DMV and the Department of State Police. Read the Bill »


03/30/2021: signed by governor


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102762D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Communications, Technology and Innovation
01/25/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2021Reported from Communications, Technology and Innovation with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2021Committee substitute printed 21103639D-H1
01/25/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/26/2021Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety
01/29/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
01/29/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2163H1)
01/29/2021Reported from Appropriations (13-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Read second time
02/02/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103639D-H1
02/02/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2163H1
02/03/2021Read third time and passed House (54-Y 44-N)
02/03/2021VOTE: Passage (54-Y 44-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)
02/18/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/18/2021Reported from Transportation with substitute (8-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Committee substitute printed 21200383D-S1
02/18/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/22/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations (12-Y 3-N)
02/24/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/24/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2163S1)
02/25/2021Read third time
02/25/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/25/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200383D-S1
02/25/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2163S1
02/25/2021Passed Senate with substitute (21-Y 18-N)
02/25/2021Placed on Calendar
02/25/2021Senate substitute agreed to by House 21200383D-S1 (54-Y 43-N)
02/25/2021VOTE: Adoption (54-Y 43-N)
03/09/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2163ER)
03/09/2021Signed by President
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 421(effective 7/1/21)
03/30/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0421)
03/30/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 421 (effective 7/1/21)