There are several bills working their way through the Virginia legislature right now that are of interest to cyclists, and if you really want to know more you should follow the Virginia Bicycling Federation. But I will try to give a quick rundown of things as they stand now. (I'm skipping over some with a tenuous connection to biking). Only one "bike" bill is still alive, a distracted driving bill, so Virginia voters, now is the time to work the phones.
HB181 was reported out of the House Courts and Justice Subcommittee 1 on a 5-1 vote. This bill provides that any person who drives a vehicle on any highway (i) in a negligent manner but does not endanger the life, limb, or property of another or (ii) while using a handheld personal communications device where such use substantially diverts the driver's attention from the operation of the vehicle is guilty of improper driving. It was later cleared the House Courts Committee by a 15-3 and then sent to the House floor, then back to the Courts Committee for another vote, which it survived 11-6. It was then defeated on the House floor, 53-47, before being reconsidered and passing 50-47 just today.
Failed, which is bad, in committee
SB74, expands the prohibition on using a handheld personal communication device while operating a motor vehicle unless it is being operated in a hands free manner PASSED the Senate Transportation Committee by a 9-4 vote, but then voted down in the Senate Courts of Justice Committee 11-4.
SB46/ STOP for a pedestrian in a marked Crosswalk, failed in the Senate Transportation Committee on a party line vote
SB87 this year’s Vulnerable Road User bill, failed in the Senate Transportation Committee on a party line vote
SB919 which provides that a motor vehicle driver whose carelessness causes serious bodily injury to a vulnerable road user would be guilty of a class 2 misdemeanor, failed in the Senate Transportation Committee on a party line vote
SB88 No passing by a motor vehicle driving in a bike lane, failed in the Senate Transportation Committee on a party line vote
SB97 No person shall operate a moving motor vehicle with an animal on their lap failed to receive a motion to report
HB207 Creates a penalty for operating a vehicle after failing to clear accumulated snow or ice from it, failed in the House Transportation Subcommittee on a party line vote
HB464 Driver must STOP for a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk, failed in the House Transportation Subcommittee on a party line vote
HB308 which would prohibit motor vehicles from passing in bike lanes, failed in the House Transportation Subcommittee on a party line vote
Failed, which is good
HB428, which would establish a minimum speed limit of 45 mph on all limited access highways in the state was pulled by its author