Bills Related to Safety on Rt 17

Update: As of Friday, January 24, Senate Bills 556 & 557 are still alive and working their way through the process. Senate Bill 556 was reported from committee on January 23. On the same day, Senate Bill 557 was re-refferred to Finance and Appropriations. 

Posted on January 22, 2020:

We have heard that Senate Bills 556 & 557 will be heard 15 minutes after adjournment of Senate Session in Senate Room 3 of the Capitol in Richmond on Thursday, Jan 23. Senate Session begins at 12:00 pm and the adjournment time depends on the volume of bills and patrons speaking during the session. Be there by 1pm to show your support or speak in favor of the bills. You can also reach out to members of Senate Transportation prior! 

Shared on January 14, 2020:

The 2020 General Assembly is in full swing and Senator Jill Vogel and Delegate Michael J. Webert have several bills submitted regarding the safety of Rt. 17. Constituents have long had concerns about speeding on Rt. 17 between Warrenton and Marshall so three bills are being considered that would:

  1. reduce the speed limit to 45 mph for tractor-trailers and other large vehicles designed for transporting property (SB558/HB940) (This bill was stricken on January 16)
  2. double fines for speeding in this section (SB556/HB946),
  3. add permanent electronic speed indicator signs (SB557/HB941).

To support one or all of these bills, email members in both transportation committees:

Senate Transportation Committee members:

House Transportation Committee members: and express your support.