51 Alerts From the VIRGINIA Tag


NMA Wrap Up of Legislative Activity, 2nd Quarter 2019: NMA E-Newsletter #547

April, May, and June were busy months in state legislatures where many of the bills affecting motorists that were introduced in the first quarter, or carried forward from last year, were resolved. The results were a mixed bag, but the biggest victory was a special one: Governor Greg Abbott of Texas signed into law House […]

Final (for now) Disposition of Virginia SB 1521 – a speed camera bill

On March 27th, Gov. Northam returned the speed camera bill SB 1521 unsigned to the legislature with recommendations: The provisions of the act shall not become effective unless reenacted by the 2020 Session of the General Assembly The Secretary of  Public Safety and Homeland Security, in consultation with the Virginia State Police, the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association, […]

Tracking Legislative Activity the NMA Way: NMA –E-Newsletter #533

Today we complete the first full calendar quarter of reporting motorist-related activity that is passing through state and federal legislatures. The NMA Bill/Regulation Tracker (Bill Tracker) was introduced in the Winter 2019 issue of Driving Freedoms and went live on Motorists.org in early January when most states began new legislative sessions. Only three months in […]

Ask Virginia Governor Northam not to sign SB 1521 and speed cameras into law

UPDATE: Today is the day. Governor Northam has until midnight tonight (Tuesday March 26th) to either enact the bill or to let it die by not signing it into law. We have not gotten any indication of what Northam’s intentions are. Please contact him today ASAP — even if you did so after this original […]

Stop Senate Bill 1521 which would bring speed cameras to Virginia

Ask Gov. Northam not to sign SB 1521 and speed cameras into law In an alert I sent to Virginia members this past Friday, I asked those interested in killing the handheld speed camera bill to coordinate with Dr. Chris Unger, a DC physician who practices in Northern Virginia and who is lobbying directly with the governor’s office to kill SB […]