Motor vehicle liability insurance; increases coverage amounts. (SB1182)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patron Sen. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Motor vehicle liability insurance coverage limits. Increases the motor vehicle liability insurance coverage amounts from $25,000 to $30,000 in cases of bodily injury to or death of one person and from $50,000 to $60,000 in cases of bodily injury to or death of two or more persons from any one accident, for policies effective between January 1, 2022, and January 1, 2025. For policies effective after January 1, 2025, the bill increases the motor vehicle liability insurance coverage amounts to $50,000 in cases of bodily injury to or death of one person, $100,000 in cases of bodily injury to or death of two or more persons from any one accident, and from $20,000 to $25,000 for injury to or destruction of property of others as a result of any one accident. The bill requires that self-insured operators of taxicabs maintain protection against uninsured and underinsured drivers with limits of $25,000, $50,000, and $20,000, respectively, with respect to each motor vehicle. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2022. Read the Bill »


03/18/2021: signed by governor


01/08/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100652D
01/08/2021Referred to Committee on Commerce and Labor
01/18/2021Impact statement from SCC (SB1182)
01/18/2021Reported from Commerce and Labor (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2021Passed by for the day
01/22/2021Read second time and engrossed
01/25/2021Read third time and passed Senate (27-Y 11-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Placed on Calendar
02/05/2021Read first time
02/05/2021Referred to Committee on Labor and Commerce
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Labor and Commerce
02/10/2021Assigned L & C sub: Subcommittee #2
02/11/2021Subcommittee recommends no action
02/16/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/16/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 2-N)
02/17/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/18/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/18/2021Reported from Labor and Commerce with substitute (15-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Committee substitute printed 21200419D-H1
02/22/2021Read second time
02/23/2021Read third time
02/23/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200419D-H1
02/23/2021Amendments by Delegate Heretick agreed to
02/23/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments SB1182H1
02/23/2021Passed House with substitute with amendments (61-Y 37-N)
02/23/2021VOTE: Passage (61-Y 37-N)
02/24/2021House substitute with amendments agreed to by Senate (29-Y 9-N 1-A)
02/24/2021Title replaced 21200419D-H1
02/25/2021Impact statement from SCC (SB1182H1)
02/26/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1182ER)
02/26/2021Impact statement from SCC (SB1182ER)
02/26/2021Signed by Speaker
02/27/2021Signed by President
03/01/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 1, 2021
03/01/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 273 (effective 1/1/22)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0273)