Permanent farm use placard; an owner or lessee to obtain for vehicle from DMV. (SB186)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon) with support from co-patron Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Motor Vehicles; permanent farm use placard. Requires an owner or lessee of a vehicle claiming a farm use exemption from the registration, licensing, and decal requirements for a motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer to obtain a nontransferable permanent farm use placard from the Department of Motor Vehicles and to display the farm use placard on the vehicle at all times. The bill requires the applicant to provide specified information about the vehicle and its usage, pay a $15 fee, and certify that the vehicle is insured. The provisions of the bill requiring the owner or lessee of a farm vehicle to obtain and display a farm use placard have a delayed effective date of July 1, 2023. This bill is identical to HB 179. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100248D
01/10/2022Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/20/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB186)
01/27/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2022Reported from Transportation with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2022Committee substitute printed 22105328D-S1
01/27/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/08/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB186S1)
02/10/2022Read second time
02/10/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105328D-S1
02/10/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB186S1
02/10/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2022Placed on Calendar
02/18/2022Read first time
02/18/2022Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/22/2022Reported from Transportation (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2022Read second time
02/25/2022Read third time
02/25/2022Passed House (95-Y 4-N)
02/25/2022VOTE: Passage (95-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB186ER)
03/01/2022Signed by Speaker
03/02/2022Signed 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 (SB186ER)
04/01/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 51 (effective 7/1/23)
04/01/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0051)


Randall Wolf writes:

I would suggest amending this to include a dedicated number to be able to better hold the owner accountable for crashes or other infractions. The use of these vehicles should also be restricted to local roads and not be allowed on interstates or other limited access highways.

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