Sheriffs; standard motor vehicle markings. (HB2585)

Introduced By

Del. Todd Gilbert (R-Woodstock)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sheriffs; standard motor vehicle markings. Requires that all marked motor vehicles used by sheriffs' offices conspicuously display on each front side door of such vehicles the words "Sheriff's Office" or "Sheriff" and the name of the county or city. Current law requires such vehicles to be solid dark brown or some other solid color, with a reflectorized gold, five-point star on each front side door and requires that the lettering on such stars say "Sheriff's Office" or "Sheriff" in a half-circle above the Seal of the Commonwealth or the seal of the jurisdiction. Current law also requires that the name of the county or city be placed in a half-circle below the Seal and the words "Sheriff's Office" or "Sheriff" be placed on the rear of the trunk. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102659D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/15/2019Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #2
01/24/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/24/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 0-N)
01/25/2019Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (19-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Committee substitute printed 19104778D-H1
01/29/2019Read first time
01/30/2019Passed by for the day
01/31/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2019Read second time
01/31/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19104778D-H1
01/31/2019Amendment by Delegate Gilbert agreed to
01/31/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB2585EH1
01/31/2019Printed as engrossed 19104778D-EH1
02/01/2019Read third time and passed House (91-Y 5-N)
02/01/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (91-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2019Referred to Committee on Local Government
02/12/2019Reported from Local Government (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Read third time
02/15/2019Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2585ER)
02/20/2019Signed by Speaker
02/20/2019Signed by President
02/27/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 27, 2019
02/27/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/08/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 298 (effective 7/1/19)
03/08/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0298)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 45 seconds.