Commercial driver's licenses; entry-level driver training. (SB1481)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Commercial driver licenses; entry-level driver training. Amends several statutes regarding the licensure of commercial motor vehicle drivers. The bill codifies federal regulatory requirements relating to the training and licensure of first time applicants for certain classifications of commercial driver's licenses and endorsements. The bill allows for lifetime disqualification of the commercial credentials for holders of commercial driver's licenses and commercial learner's permits for certain felony drug charges in compliance with current federal regulation. The bill authorizes certain exemptions for qualifying military personnel. Several provisions of the bill have delayed or contingent effective dates. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102226D
01/08/2019Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/16/2019Reported from Transportation with amendment (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2019Read second time
01/21/2019Reading of amendment waived
01/21/2019Committee amendment agreed to
01/21/2019Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1481E
01/21/2019Printed as engrossed 19102226D-E
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 #3
01/25/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1481E)
02/12/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/12/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 0-N)
02/14/2019Reported from Transportation with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Committee substitute printed 19106738D-H1
02/15/2019Read second time
02/15/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1481H1)
02/18/2019Read third time
02/18/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106738D-H1
02/18/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1481H1
02/18/2019Passed House with substitute (93-Y 5-N)
02/18/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (93-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2019Title replaced 19106738D-H1
02/22/2019Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1481ER)
02/22/2019Impact statement from DPB (SB1481ER)
02/22/2019Signed by President
02/22/2019Signed by Speaker
03/04/2019Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 4, 2019
03/04/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/21/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 750 (effective 7/1/19)
03/21/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0750)
03/21/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 750 (effective - see bill)