Parking of vehicles; electric vehicle charging spots, civil penalties. (SB278)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patrons Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian), and Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Parking of vehicles; electric vehicle charging spots; civil penalties. Prohibits a person from parking a vehicle not capable of receiving an electric charge in a space clearly marked as reserved for charging electric vehicles. A violation is subject to a civil penalty of no more than $50. This bill is identical to HB 450. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101360D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/13/2022Reported from Transportation (12-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2022Read second time
01/18/2022Reading of amendments waived
01/18/2022Amendments by Senator Ebbin agreed to (25-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2022Engrossed by Senate as amended SB278E
01/18/2022Printed as engrossed 22101360D-E
01/19/2022Read third time and passed Senate (28-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB278E)
02/21/2022Placed on Calendar
02/21/2022Read first time
02/21/2022Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/22/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/24/2022Reported from Transportation with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2022Committee substitute printed 22106797D-H1
02/28/2022Read second time
03/01/2022Read third time
03/01/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106797D-H1
03/01/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB278H1
03/01/2022Passed House with substitute (71-Y 28-N 1-A)
03/01/2022VOTE: Passage (71-Y 28-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB278H1)
03/02/2022House substitute agreed to by Senate (33-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022Title replaced 22106797D-H1
03/07/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB278ER)
03/07/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB278ER)
03/07/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House reprinted (SB278ER)
03/08/2022Signed by President
03/08/2022Signed by Speaker
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Vetoed by Governor
04/27/2022Motion to pass in enrolled form rejected (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022Requires 2/3 affirmative votes to pass in enrolled form
04/27/2022Senate sustained Governor's veto

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