Exhaust systems; excessive noise. (HB632)

Introduced By

Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Exhaust systems; excessive noise. Prohibits any individual from operating a motor vehicle with a gross weight of 6,500 pounds or less with an exhaust system that emits noise in excess of 85 decibels. The bill also allows the governing body of any county, city, or town located within the Northern Virginia Planning District or Richmond Regional Planning District to provide by ordinance that no person shall operate any motor vehicle on a highway or on public or private property within 500 feet of any residential district unless such motor vehicle is equipped with an exhaust system of a type installed as standard equipment, or comparable to that designed for use on that particular vehicle or device as standard factory equipment, in good working order and in constant operation to prevent excessive noise. Read the Bill »

Status

01/19/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Transportation Committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Committee
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100082D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/19/2022Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #3 Highway Safety and Policy
01/19/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB632)

Comments

Phil Nunnally writes:

It’s great to see this bill out there, but how will it be enforced if “No law-enforcement officer shall stop a motor vehicle for a violation of this section”?

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