Driver training; governmental entities authorized to test/train drivers employed by another entity. (HB530)

Introduced By

Del. Amanda Batten (R-Toano)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Driver training. Authorizes governmental entities, including comprehensive community colleges in the Virginia Community College System, certified as third party testers to test and train drivers employed by another governmental entity or enrolled in a commercial driver training course offered by a community college. The bill repeals the prohibition on applicants 18 years of age and older retaking skills tests within 15 days. Current law authorizes such reexamination upon payment of a $2 fee. The bill makes immediate instead of contingent on federal regulations the repeal of certain provisions requiring an applicant to, after failing the behind the wheel examination for a third time, take a course prior to reexamination. The bill clarifies that no law or regulation safeguarding driver testing information shall be construed to prohibit (i) the possession, use, or provision of the Department of Motor Vehicles' driver's license examination questions by or to any person for the purpose of administering a knowledge examination or (ii) the Department from making sample examination questions available to the public or the public from possessing sample examination questions. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100956D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/19/2022Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #1 Department of Motor Vehicles
01/24/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB530)
02/01/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (9-Y 0-N)
02/03/2022Reported from Transportation with amendment(s) (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Read first time
02/08/2022Read second time
02/08/2022Committee amendments agreed to
02/08/2022Engrossed by House as amended HB530E
02/08/2022Printed as engrossed 22100956D-E
02/09/2022Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/09/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2022Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/13/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB530E)
02/17/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/17/2022Reported from Transportation with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2022Read third time
02/22/2022Reading of amendments waived
02/22/2022Committee amendments agreed to
02/22/2022Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/22/2022Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2022Senate amendments agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
02/24/2022VOTE: Adoption (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB530ER)
02/28/2022Signed by Speaker
02/28/2022Signed by President
03/11/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2022
03/11/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
03/11/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB530ER)
04/07/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 139 (effective 7/1/22)
04/07/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0139)

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