Test driving vehicles; residence districts, civil penalty. (HB2318)

Introduced By

Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas Park)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Test driving vehicles; residence districts; civil penalty. Authorizes localities by ordinance to require motor vehicle dealers in the locality to notify a buyer or potential buyer that test driving a motor vehicle in a residence district that has been designated for increased fines is prohibited, unless the buyer or potential driver is driving to or from his residence. The bill requires the locality to notify licensed motor vehicle dealers located within the locality of the enactment of such ordinance and send a copy of such notification to the Motor Vehicle Dealer Board. The bill authorizes the locality to notify the Board if a buyer or potential buyer is convicted of a traffic infraction while conducting a test drive in a prohibited location. The bill provides that the Board may determine if the proper notice was given and impose a civil penalty if such notice was not given. Read the Bill »


03/30/2021: signed by governor


01/21/2021Presented and ordered printed 21102891D
01/21/2021Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/23/2021Assigned Transportation sub: Motor Vehicles
01/25/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 1-N)
01/28/2021Reported from Transportation (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2318)
01/29/2021Read first time
02/01/2021Read second time and engrossed
02/02/2021Read third time and passed House (84-Y 15-N)
02/02/2021VOTE: Passage (84-Y 15-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 (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Read third time
02/16/2021Passed Senate (21-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2318ER)
02/19/2021Signed by Speaker
02/22/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2318ER)
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
03/30/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 433 (effective 7/1/21)
03/30/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0433)