HOV lanes; extends date for use by vehicle with clean special fuel license plates. (HB214)

Introduced By

Del. Tag Greason (R-Potomac Falls) with support from 7 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Jim LeMunyon (R-Oak Hill), Del. Will Morefield (R-North Tazewell), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


HOV lanes; use by vehicle with clean special fuel license plates. Extends until July 1, 2011, the sunset on use of HOV lanes by clean special fuel vehicles, regardless of the number of occupants. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103565D
01/08/2010Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/15/2010Assigned Transportation sub: #3
01/19/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 0-N)
01/21/2010Reported from Transportation with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2010Committee substitute printed 10104337D-H1
01/22/2010Read first time
01/25/2010Read second time
01/25/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104337D-H1
01/25/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB214H1
01/25/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB214)
01/26/2010Read third time and passed House (78-Y 17-N)
01/26/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (78-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
01/27/2010Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/05/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB214H1)
02/18/2010Reported from Transportation (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2010Read third time
02/23/2010Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB214ER)
03/01/2010Signed by Speaker
03/02/2010Signed by President
03/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 111 (effective 7/1/10)
03/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0111)
03/12/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB214ER)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 4 minutes.


Jacqueline Austin writes:

I strongly support the extension of the use of HOV lanes by cars bearing the clean special fuel license plates. Please pass this bill.

Jacqueline Austin
Fairfax, VA

Vince Peterson writes:

L alos strongly support this bill. Please keep the clean fuel plates on the HOV lanes. The non-HOV lanes are congested enough as is - and the HOV lanes appear to move without problems. This is the right decision for both sides of the dividers.

SRW writes:

It is ashame. I also see that Delegate Greason in District 32 had part in this. Okay, I-66 may be close to his district, yet I-95/I-395 has a much heavier volume. Although the PRTC commuter buses provide a great service to the Prince William County residents, my wife and I drive in nearly everyday due to our hours. So nearly everyday I, along with other Virginians that are willing to 'share' do not see the same from those that have hybrid vehicles. I see them as controlling, introverted, self-centered and lonely people. I do get a kick out of those clean-fuel (hybrid) vehicle drivers that smoke and I laugh; and then get angry seeing them flick their cigarette butt out the window.
Maybe some day some elected officials will have the COURAGE to deny the HOV luxury to the hybrids.