Motor vehicles; immobilization of vehicles. (SB1432)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Immobilization of vehicles. Allows the owner or operator of a parking lot or other building to immobilize a trespassing vehicle by use of any device in a manner that prevents its removal or lawful operation, provided that the device used does not damage the vehicle. Current law limits immobilization devices to those, such as a boot, that prevent a vehicle from being moved by preventing a wheel from turning. The bill clarifies that the currently authorized use of a device by a locality to immobilize a vehicle against which there are outstanding parking violations in a manner that prevents its operation means in a manner that prevents its lawful operation. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101660D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/16/2019Reported from Transportation (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2019Read second time and engrossed
01/22/2019Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2019Placed on Calendar
01/24/2019Read first time
01/24/2019Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/25/2019Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #2
02/06/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/06/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
02/12/2019Reported from Transportation with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Committee substitute printed 19106496D-H1
02/12/2019Read second time
02/13/2019Read third time
02/13/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106496D-H1
02/13/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1432H1
02/13/2019Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/13/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019House substitute agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Title replaced 19106496D-H1
02/20/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1432ER)
02/20/2019Signed by President
02/20/2019Signed by Speaker
02/27/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 27, 2019
02/27/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/18/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 510 (effective 7/1/19)
03/18/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0510)