House Bill 2690
Offered January 12, 2005
Prefiled January 12, 2005
A BILL to amend and reenact § 46.2-1088.5 of the Code of Virginia, relating to reflectors or reflectorized material required on the rear of certain trailers.
Patron-- Pollard
Referred to Committee on Transportation

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That § 46.2-1088.5 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 46.2-1088.5. Reflectors or reflectorized material required on rear end of certain trailers.

There shall be affixed to the rear end of every utility trailer that has an unloaded weight of 3,000 pounds or less either two or more reflectors of a type approved by the Superintendent or at least 100 square inches of solid reflectorized material. The reflectors or reflective material shall be applied so as to outline the rear end of the trailer. For the purposes of this section, "utility trailer" means a trailer whose body and tailgate consist largely or exclusively of a metal mesh and whose end extends 18 inches or more beyond its taillights.

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    Please take note that during the voting process I called... I called and nobody returned my calls.  Even Delegate Jack Reid did not return my phone calls.  Please note that Delegate Jack Reid was the original Delegate that introduced House Bill 429 to ADD REFLECTOR TAPE.

    Look at the meeting times of the House Transportation Committees.

    Meets: Tuesdays, 1/2 hour after adjournment, House Room C Thursdays, 8:30 a.m., House Room C

    House Transportation
    Sub-Committee: Subcommittee # 3

    Membership: Carrico (Chairman), May, Oder, Hugo, Stump, BaCote

    Meets: 7:30 a.m., 7th Floor West Conference Room

    If you are not a lobbyist and not being paid by someone how can you get the kids off to daycare and earn a living and be at these early morning committees?

    Nerveless I did not fully understand the process but I studied and learned that I got kicked and was behind 99 to zero and the game just got into half time.

    The lobbyist was so powerful they even got Delegate Jack Reid to vote against his own House Bill 429!  Wow!!! did I get a whipping.

    Here is the voting record that voted for the Original House Bill 2690 before CROSS OVER  week when the passed House Bills move over to the Senate so they can be voted on.  Please keep in mind that this bill as written would have been unenforceable.

    HB 2690 Utility trailers;
    Delegates That Voted To Destroy House Bill 429

    VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)

    YEAS--Abbitt, Albo, Alexander, Amundson, Armstrong, Athey, BaCote, Barlow, Baskerville, Bell, Black, Brink, Bryant, Byron, Callahan, Carrico, Cline, Cole, Cosgrove, Councill, Cox, Dillard, Dudley, Ebbin, Eisenberg, Fralin, Frederick, Gear, Griffith, Hall, Hamilton, Hargrove, Hogan, Howell, A.T., Hugo, Hull, Hurt, Ingram, Janis, Joannou, Johnson, Jones, D.C., Jones, S.C., Keister, Kilgore, Landes, Lewis, Lingamfelter, Louderback, Marrs, Marshall, D.W., Marshall, R.G., May, McDonnell, McDougle, McQuigg, Melvin, Miles, Miller, Moran, Morgan, Nixon, Nutter, O'Bannon, Oder, Orrock, Parrish, Petersen, Phillips, Plum, Pollard, Purkey, Putney, Rapp, Reese, Reid, Rust, Saxman, Scott, E.T., Scott, J.M., Shannon, Sherwood, Shuler, Sickles, Spruill, Stump, Suit, Tata, Van Yahres, Ward, Wardrup, Ware, O., Ware, R.L., Watts, Weatherholtz, Welch, Wright, Mr. Speaker--98.



    NOT VOTING--Van Landingham--1.

    This is why when you play a game you never give up,,,, never give up

    I had to find a Senator who would be willing to hear me!!  KEEP IN MIND THAT I HAD "No gifts for him"  No money!! No influence!! Just Common Scents!!  I HAD NOTHING TO GIVE!!  I had no vested interest other than trying to make a difference.

    I gave up my Vacation... I sought  out SENATOR WATKINKS

    Notice the House Bill was referred to the Senate Transportation and they meet in the Afternoon a time that a working citizen could attend.

    Senate Transportation

    Membership: Williams (Chairman), Houck, Miller, Marsh, Newman, Watkins, Puckett, Mims, Rerras, Wagner, Blevins, Deeds, O'Brien, Bell, Devolites Davis

    Meets: Thursdays, 2:00 p.m. Senate Room B

    The meeting was delayed and at around 4 p.m. I was able to address the Senate Transportation Committee .

    Success!!!! Delegate Pollard was completely surprised I was in the meeting.... When he introduced his House Bill 2690 He said "Good Afternoon Senators.... I voted for your bills today!!"  And I would like you to vote for my bill to come out of the Senate Transportation and get onto the floor of the Senate.

    Then It was my turn and I spoke my objections... and Senator Watkins stopped the meeting and walked us outside and told Delegate Pollard that this is what he would agree to.

    Now Take The ORIGINAL House Bill 2690 and compare with what just happened.
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      1. Line 13, engrossed, after trailer


          that does not require state inspection


      2. Line 17, engrossed, after mesh


          remainder of line 17 and all of line 18


          . (period)

    Sucess!!!!!  I was able to defeat the Powerful lobby group and Carry On Trailers.!!  I also saw a letter head from  U Haul in Delegate Pollards had but I was not able to fully read it before he noticed. 

    I HAD NO VESTED INTEREST IN MAKING ANY MONEY!!  I was only trying to solve a problem with the visibility of these  UNINSPECTED TRAILERS.

    I HAD NOTHING TO GAIN!!!!!! I do not produce DOT Type C-2 Tape or Reflectors.

    HB 2690 Utility trailers; reflectors to be used on rear.   Approved
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    Summary as passed: (all summaries)
    Utility trailers.  Limits present requirements for reflectors or reflectorized materials on the rear of trailers with unloaded weights of 3,000 pounds or less to utility trailers that do not require state safety inspection and whose body and tailgate consist largely or exclusively of a metal mesh. Full text:
    01/12/05  House: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 053474468  pdf
    03/07/05  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2690ER)  pdf
    03/31/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0563)  pdf

    Senate amendments
    Senate amendments engrossed

    01/12/05  House: Prefiled & ordered printed; offered 01/12/05 053474468
    01/12/05  House: Referred to Committee on Transportation
    01/21/05  House: Assigned to Tra. sub-committee: Subcommittee # 3
    02/05/05  House: Reported from Tra. (20-Y 0-N)
    02/05/05  House: Read first time
    02/07/05  House: Read second time and engrossed
    02/08/05  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
    02/08/05  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N)
    02/08/05  House: Communicated to Senate
    02/09/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
    02/09/05  Senate: Referred to Committee on Transportation
    02/17/05  Senate: Reported from Transportation w/amds (15-Y 0-N)
    02/21/05  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
    02/21/05  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (40-Y 0-N)
    02/22/05  Senate: Read third time
    02/22/05  Senate: Passed by for the day
    02/23/05  Senate: Read third time
    02/23/05  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
    02/23/05  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
    02/23/05  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
    02/23/05  Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (38-Y 0-N)
    02/23/05  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (38-Y 0-N)
    02/23/05  House: Placed on Calendar
    02/24/05  House: Senate amendments agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
    02/24/05  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N)
    03/07/05  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2690ER)
    03/09/05  House: Enrolled
    03/09/05  House: Signed by Speaker
    03/11/05  Senate: Signed by President
    03/22/05  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 563 (effective 7/1/05)
    03/31/05  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0563)

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