RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam has signed Virginia House Bill 2514, which raises the cost of a Virginia vehicle safety inspection to $20 from $16, effective July 1.
This is the first time the inspection fee has been raised in 13 years, according to Steve Akridge, executive director of the Virginia Automotive Association (VAA). Of the extra $4 fee, $3.80 will go to the inspecting shop and 20 cents to the state police, he said.
The VAA and the Virginia Gasoline Marketers Council supported HB 2514, which passed the Virginia Senate 25-15 on Feb. 18 and the Virginia House of Delegates 62-37 on Feb. 19.
Mr. Akridge thanked the VAA's lobbyists, Bruce and Bo Keeney, for their work in getting HB 2514 through the Virginia Assembly and VAA members for contacting their legislators in support of the bill.