License plates, special; those convicted of DUI to use yellow license plates. (HB2907)

Introduced By

Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake) with support from co-patrons Del. Mamye BaCote (D-Newport News), Del. Chuck Caputo (D-Oak Hill), and Del. Ken Melvin (D-Portsmouth)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Driving with special license plates after conviction of DUI. Requires persons convicted of drunk driving a third or subsequent time who have registered motor vehicles in Virginia to use yellow license plates with red letters and numbers for a five-year period. Amends § 18.2-270, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/10/2007Committee
01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 072626512
01/10/2007Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/20/2007Impact statement from DMV (HB2907)
01/23/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2007Left in Courts of Justice

Comments

Paul writes:

GREAT IDEA.

Repeated Law-Breakers should have a strong consequence.

A writes:

I don't think this is a good idea. Other family members that do not have a DUI charge in the household share the same car. It also labels people. Color-coding license plates should then be used for other offenders - such as thefts, assaults, forgery, etc. NOT a GOOD THOUGHT OUT IDEA -