Traffic misdemeanor; procedure for arrest. (HB1218)

Introduced By

Del. Brian Moran (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Arrest for traffic misdemeanor. Clarifies language in the motor vehicle code by requiring a magistrate to proceed with a probable cause determination under 19.2-82 when an arrestee is brought before him following a traffic misdemeanor. Currently, an officer may release a suspected traffic misdemeanant on a summons unless the person refuses to appear, is likely not to appear, or is suspected of committing a felony. Current vehicle code language is not expansive enough to cover those scenarios when the suspect is arrested and taken before a magistrate. Read the Bill »


03/30/2006: signed by governor


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 063014160
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/24/2006Referred from Transportation
01/24/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/10/2006Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N)
02/11/2006Read first time
02/13/2006Read second time and engrossed
02/14/2006Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006Communicated to Senate
02/15/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2006Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/23/2006Rereferred from Transportation (14-Y 0-N)
02/23/2006Rereferred to Courts of Justice
03/06/2006Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N)
03/07/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/2006Read third time
03/07/2006Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
03/15/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1218ER)
03/15/2006Signed by Speaker
03/16/2006Signed by President
03/30/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 276 (effective 7/1/06)
04/04/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0276)