Bicycles; permits operators to treat a stop sign as a yield sign in certain situations. (HB2262)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg) with support from 11 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Sally Hudson (D-Charlottesville), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond), Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Traffic regulation; bicycles; report. Requires the driver of a motor vehicle to change lanes when overtaking a bicycle or certain other vehicles when the lane of travel is not wide enough for the overtaking motor vehicle to pass at least three feet to the left of the overtaken vehicle. The bill also removes the limitations on riding bicycles and certain other vehicles two abreast. The Department of State Police is directed to convene a work group to review issues related to allowing bicyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs, and to report any recommendations to the chairmen of the House and Senate Committees on Transportation. Read the Bill »


03/31/2021: signed by governor


01/13/2021Presented and ordered printed 21101122D
01/13/2021Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/17/2021Assigned Transportation sub: Motor Vehicles
01/25/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 2-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
02/01/2021Read second time
02/01/2021Amendment by Delegate Hurst agreed to
02/01/2021Engrossed by House as amended HB2262E
02/01/2021Printed as engrossed 21101122D-E
02/02/2021Read third time and passed House (75-Y 24-N)
02/02/2021VOTE: Passage (75-Y 24-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2021Referred 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 (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/16/2021Floor substitute printed 21200276D-S1 (Deeds)
02/16/2021Read third time
02/16/2021Passed by for the day
02/17/2021Substitute by Senator Deeds agreed to 21200177D-S1 (22-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Read third time
02/17/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/17/2021Substitute by Senator Deeds agreed to 21200276D-S1 (22-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute HB2262S1
02/17/2021Passed Senate with substitute (21-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2262S1)
02/19/2021Placed on Calendar
02/19/2021Senate substitute agreed to by House 21200276D-S1 (69-Y 30-N)
02/19/2021VOTE: Adoption (69-Y 30-N)
02/24/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2262ER)
02/24/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2262ER)
02/24/2021Signed by President
02/25/2021Signed by Speaker
02/26/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 26, 2021
02/26/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/31/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 462 (effective 7/1/21)
03/31/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0462)