Watercraft; maiming of another resulting from operating thereof while intoxicated. (SB1130)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)


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 while intoxicated in violation of 29.1-738 or any local ordinance substantially similar in a manner so gross, wanton, and culpable as to show reckless disregard for human life, and to unintentionally cause the serious bodily injury of another person resulting in permanent and significant physical impairment. The bill also adds statutes dealing with boating while intoxicated to the statute that allows written reports of blood alcohol tests conducted upon persons receiving medical treatment in a hospital or emergency room to be admissible in evidence as a business records exception to the hearsay rule in prosecutions for DUI. Read the Bill »


03/15/2007: signed by governor


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 070559780
01/09/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2007Impact statement from VCSC (SB1130)
02/06/2007Impact statement from VCSC (SB1130E)
02/06/2007Read second time
02/06/2007Reading of amendments waived
02/06/2007Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/2007Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1130E
02/06/2007Printed as engrossed 070559780-E
02/06/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Communicated to House
02/07/2007Placed on Calendar
02/07/2007Read first time
02/07/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/09/2007Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/16/2007Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2007Read second time
02/21/2007Read third time
02/21/2007Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/21/2007VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2007Impact statement from VCSC (SB1130ER)
03/07/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1130ER)
03/07/2007Signed by Speaker
03/08/2007Signed by President
03/09/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1130ER)
03/15/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 379 (effective 7/1/07)
03/21/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0379)