Permanent farm use placard; an owner or lessee to obtain for vehicle from DMV. (HB179)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bloxom (R-Accomack) with support from co-patron Del. Ronnie Campbell (R-Raphine)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Motor Vehicles; permanent farm use placard. Requires an owner or lessee of a vehicle claiming a farm use exemption from the registration, licensing, and decal requirements for a motor vehicle, trailer, or semitrailer to obtain a nontransferable permanent farm use placard from the Department of Motor Vehicles and to display the farm use placard on the vehicle at all times. The bill requires the applicant to provide specified information about the vehicle and its usage, pay a $15 fee, and certify that the vehicle is insured. The provisions of the bill requiring the owner or lessee of a farm vehicle to obtain and display a farm use placard have a delayed effective date of July 1, 2023. This bill incorporates HB 33 and is identical to SB 186. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101251D
01/10/2022Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/18/2022Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #1 Department of Motor Vehicles
01/20/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB179)
01/25/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (9-Y 0-N)
01/27/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2022Reported from Transportation with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2022Committee substitute printed 22105384D-H1
01/27/2022Incorporates HB33 (Campbell, R.R.)
01/31/2022Read first time
02/01/2022Read second time
02/01/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105384D-H1
02/01/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB179H1
02/02/2022Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/02/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2022Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/09/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB179H1)
02/17/2022Reported from Transportation (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2022Read third time
02/22/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/24/2022Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB179ER)
02/25/2022Signed by Speaker
02/25/2022Signed by President
03/03/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB179ER)
03/09/2022Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 9, 2022
03/09/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/01/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 52 (effective 7/1/23)
04/01/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0052)