DUI of alcohol or drugs; term inference replaces presumption relating to alleged offense. (SB471)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), and Sen. Ken Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Alcohol or drug content of blood. Changes the term "rebuttable presumption" to "inference" in DUI, drunk boating, and commercial DUI statutes. Under current law, if an accused has a certain blood alcohol or drug level it is presumed that he was under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the alleged offense, and this bill changes the term "presumed" to "inferred." Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 061242134
01/11/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/13/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2006Read second time
02/14/2006Reading of amendments waived
02/14/2006Committee amendments agreed to
02/14/2006Engrossed by Senate as amended SB471E
02/14/2006Printed as engrossed 061242134-E
02/14/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2006Communicated to House
02/15/2006Placed on Calendar
02/15/2006Read first time
02/15/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2006Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
03/01/2006Continued to 2007 in Courts of Justice

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1204.