Driving without a license; enhanced penalty for persons convicted of second offense. (HB3122)

Introduced By

Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon) with support from co-patron Del. Dave Nutter (R-Christiansburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Driving without a license; penalties. Provides that any person convicted of a third or subsequent offense of driving without a license within a 10-year period shall serve a mandatory minimum term of confinement in jail of 10 days. In addition, the bill also provides that when a person is convicted of driving on a suspended or revoked license under this section, the court shall suspend the person's privilege to drive for the same period for which it had been previously suspended. Also, when a person is convicted under this section of driving during a period of suspension or revocation that was not for a definite period of time or convicted of driving without a license, the court shall suspend the person's license or privilege to drive for an additional period not to exceed 90 days. Read the Bill »


03/19/2007: signed by governor


01/18/2007Presented and ordered printed 079285492
01/18/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/25/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB3122)
01/25/2007Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/03/2007Committee substitute printed 077839492-H1
02/03/2007Read first time
02/05/2007Read second time
02/05/2007Committee substitute agreed to 077839492-H1
02/05/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB3122H1
02/06/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007Communicated to Senate
02/07/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2007Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/15/2007Rereferred from Transportation (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2007Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/19/2007Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2007Motion to reconsider Passed by for the day agreed to (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2007Passed by for the day
02/21/2007Read third time
02/21/2007Reading of amendment waived
02/21/2007Committee amendment agreed to
02/21/2007Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/21/2007Passed Senate with amendment (39-Y 0-N)
02/21/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2007Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/2007Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007Placed on Calendar
02/22/2007Senate amendment agreed to by House (95-Y 1-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB3122ER)
03/12/2007Signed by President
03/13/2007Signed by Speaker
03/19/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 532 (effective 7/1/07)
03/27/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0532)