The Virginia Coalition of Motorcyclists (VCOM) is pleased to announce that our bill to allow auxiliary lighting on motorcycles has been filed and officially has a bill number. It is House Bill 1700 (HB1700). The bill also eliminates the five second limit on the time that a motorcycle brake light may modulate. You may follow the bill throughout the session at the following link:
You may read the entire bill at the following link:
Delegate Tony Wilt, a rider himself, graciously agreed to carry this bill for Virginia motorcyclists. You will recall that Delegate Wilt also carried the bill which successfully removed the prohibition against two two-wheeled motorcycles riding abreast in Virginia.
As the session progresses, VCOM will continue to send updates concerning this bill, as well as any other bills that are of interest to Virginia Motorcyclists. Remember that this Monday, January 19th, is Motorcycle Lobby Day at the General Assembly. On Sunday January 18th, from 1:00 p.m. until we get through, Virginia Coalition of Motorcyclists lobbyists will lead an informational meeting at the Holliday Inn at 2000 Staples Mill Rd, Richmond, VA, 23230 to discuss this year’s legislation affecting motorcyclists. We will also discuss how to talk to your legislators about these issues in case you have never done that. Later that evening, attendees will enjoy a free homemade BBQ dinner.
On Monday the 19th, we leave the hotel at 8:00 a.m. sharp for our annual trip to the Capitol. After lobbying our legislators, we will head to Penny Lane Pub where Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group provides lunch to all who attended as a thank you for coming to support Virginia motorcyclists. We hope to see you there.
McGrath & Danielson
Tom McGrath’s Motorcycle Law Group