All-terrain power wheelchairs in state parks; DCR shall establish two-year pilot program. (HB1186)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield) with support from co-patrons Del. Rozia Henson (D-Woodbridge), and Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Conservation and Recreation; two-year pilot program; all-terrain power wheelchairs in state parks. Provides that the Department of Conservation and Recreation shall establish a two-year pilot program beginning October 1, 2024, and ending October 30, 2026, to enhance accessibility for individuals with limited mobility in Virginia's state parks by providing all-terrain power wheelchairs that may be used by such persons during their visits. The bill permits the Department to choose the locations for the pilot program and enter into a contract for the purchase of all-terrain power wheelchairs to be used in the pilot program. The bill allows the Department to adopt guidelines to administer the pilot program and requires the Department to make a report available to the public regarding the outcome of the pilot program on its website by November 1, 2026. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24101600D
01/10/2024Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources
01/23/2024Assigned ACNR sub: Natural Resources
01/26/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1186)
01/31/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (10-Y 0-N)
01/31/2024Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/07/2024Reported from Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2024Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/08/2024Assigned App. sub: Commerce Agriculture & Natural Resources
02/09/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/09/2024Reported from Appropriations (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Read second time and engrossed
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2024Referred to Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources
02/27/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/27/2024Reported from Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2024Committee substitute printed 24107733D-S1
02/27/2024Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/29/2024Reported from Finance and Appropriations (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1186S1)
03/04/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/05/2024Read third time
03/05/2024Reading of substitute waived
03/05/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107733D-S1
03/05/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1186S1
03/05/2024Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/2024Senate substitute agreed to by House 24107733D-S1 (98-Y 0-N)
03/06/2024VOTE: Adoption (98-Y 0-N)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1186ER)
03/25/2024Signed by President
03/26/2024Signed by Speaker
03/27/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1186ER)
03/27/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 27, 2024
03/27/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/02/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 321 (effective 7/1/24)
04/02/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0321)

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