URGENT LEGISLATIVE ALERT (UPDATE)
Pro-Hobby Virginia Bills Fail to Meet Crossover Deadline
Virginia H.B. 1832: Legislation to provide for the issuance of a single license plate for motor vehicles whose original design does not provide for display of a front plate was considered and tabled by Subcommittee #3 of the House Transportation Committee, killing it for the year. The bill sought to protect the aesthetic contours of certain vehicles and relieve vehicle owners of the burden and expense of having to create mounting holes on some original bumpers. In addition, the measure would have saved money, conserved resources and brought Virginia in line with other states that are moving to a single plate requirement.Virginia H.B. 1579: Legislation to provide that vehicle registrations would be permanent unless the vehicle ownership or the address where the vehicle is principally garaged changes was tabled by the full House Transportation Committee, killing it for the year. The bill was previously considered by a subcommittee. The bill provided that the permanent registration would apply to vehicles registrations issued on or after July 1, 2015 and that the fee for issuance of a permanent vehicle registration would be the same as that previously charged for a 2-year registration.