Vehicle registration; special communication needs indicator. (SB1470)

Introduced By

Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patrons Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon), and Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Vehicle registration; special communication needs indicator. Expands eligibility for a special communication needs indicator on a vehicle registration to vehicle owners whose vehicle is regularly occupied by an individual who has a disability that can impair communication. Current law authorizes those vehicle owners who have a disability that can impair communication to apply for such an indicator. The bill authorizes the removal of such indicator by request in writing to the Department of Motor Vehicles. This bill is identical to HB 1960. Read the Bill »


03/25/2021: signed by governor


01/22/2021Presented and ordered printed 21102537D
01/22/2021Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/28/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2021Reported from Transportation with amendment (13-Y 1-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1470)
02/01/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Read second time
02/02/2021Reading of amendment waived
02/02/2021Committee amendment agreed to
02/02/2021Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1470E
02/02/2021Printed as engrossed 21102537D-E
02/03/2021Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Placed on Calendar
02/05/2021Read first time
02/05/2021Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Transportation
02/08/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1470E)
02/11/2021Reported from Transportation (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2021Read second time
02/16/2021Read third time
02/16/2021Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/16/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1470ER)
02/22/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1470ER)
02/22/2021Signed by President
02/22/2021Signed by Speaker
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
03/25/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 359 (effective 7/1/21)
03/25/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0359)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1960.