Watercraft; maiming of another resulting from operating thereof while intoxicated. (HB2978)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Crimes; maiming of another resulting from operating a watercraft while intoxicated; penalty. Makes it a Class 6 felony to operate a watercraft, as defined in 29.1-712, while intoxicated in violation of 29.1-738 or any local ordinance substantially similar thereto in a manner so gross, wanton, and culpable as to show a reckless disregard for human life, and to unintentionally cause the serious bodily injury of another person resulting in permanent and significant physical impairment. Read the Bill »


03/20/2007: signed by governor


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 073229232
01/10/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2007Impact statement from VCSC (HB2978)
01/17/2007Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/23/2007Committee substitute printed 077810232-H1
01/23/2007Impact statement from VCSC (HB2978H1)
01/24/2007Read first time
01/25/2007Read second time
01/25/2007Committee substitute agreed to 077810232-H1
01/25/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2978H1
01/26/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
01/26/2007Communicated to Senate
01/29/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2007Committee substitute printed 070587820-S1
02/08/2007Impact statement from VCSC (HB2978S1)
02/09/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/09/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2007Read third time
02/12/2007Reading of substitute waived
02/12/2007Committee substitute agreed to 070587820-S1
02/12/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2978S1
02/12/2007Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2007Placed on Calendar
02/14/2007Passed by for the day
02/15/2007Senate substitute agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
02/21/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2978ER)
02/22/2007Signed by Speaker
02/23/2007Signed by President
02/28/2007Impact statement from VCSC (HB2978ER)
03/14/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2978ER)
03/20/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 679 (effective 7/1/07)
04/05/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0679)