Reckless driving; change definition thereof. (HB1546)

Introduced By

Del. Melanie Rapp (R-Yorktown) with support from co-patrons Del. Morgan Griffith (R-Salem), and Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Reckless driving. Defines reckless driving as (i) driving a motor vehicle at a speed of 20 miles per hour or more in excess of the maximum speed limit or (ii) driving in excess of 80 miles per hour regardless of the maximum speed limit. Read the Bill »


03/30/2006: signed by governor


01/20/2006Presented and ordered printed 066197480
01/20/2006Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/31/2006Referred from Transportation
01/31/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/10/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
02/11/2006Committee substitute printed 061413480-H1
02/11/2006Read first time
02/13/2006Read second time
02/13/2006Committee substitute agreed to 061413480-H1
02/13/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1546H1
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 for Courts of Justice
02/27/2006Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (3-Y 11-N)
03/01/2006Reconsidered by Courts of Justice
03/06/2006Reported from Courts of Justice (10-Y 5-N)
03/07/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/2006Read third time
03/07/2006Passed Senate (32-Y 8-N)
03/07/2006VOTE: (32-Y 8-N)
03/15/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1546ER)
03/15/2006Signed by Speaker
03/16/2006Signed by President
03/30/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 301 (effective 7/1/06)
04/04/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0301)