Child-restraint devices in motor vehicles; penalties if convicted two or more times. (HB131)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Child restraints. Requires the courts to transmit abstracts of findings of child-restraint violations. This information is then to become a part of the person's driving record. Amends § 46.2-1098, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/20/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 084542596
12/20/2007Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/18/2008Assigned Transportation sub: 2
02/05/2008Reported from Transportation with substitute (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2008Committee substitute printed 083548596-H1
02/08/2008Reported from Courts of Justice (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2008Read first time
02/11/2008Read second time
02/11/2008Committee substitute agreed to 083548596-H1
02/11/2008Amendment by Delegate Lewis agreed to
02/11/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB131EH1
02/11/2008Printed as engrossed 083548596-EH1
02/12/2008Read third time and passed House (83-Y 16-N)
02/12/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (83-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Communicated to Senate
02/13/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2008Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/21/2008Rereferred from Transportation (15-Y 0-N)
02/21/2008Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/22/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/26/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB131EH1)
02/28/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (10-Y 0-N)
02/29/2008Committee substitute printed 081574596-S1
03/03/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/2008Read third time
03/04/2008Reading of substitute waived
03/04/2008Committee substitute agreed to 081574596-S1
03/04/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB131S1
03/04/2008Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008Placed on Calendar
03/05/2008Senate substitute agreed to by House 081574596-S1 (85-Y 12-N)
03/05/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (85-Y 12-N)
03/07/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB131ER)
03/07/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB131ER)
03/07/2008Signed by Speaker
03/09/2008Signed by President
03/27/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 714 (effective 7/1/08)


Marsha Maines writes:

while i'm deeply concerned that 'any' court has the ability to transmit directly to the DMV, due to the enormous amount of errors that occur already, in theory, this bill has good intentions.

Dee W writes:

This bill should be passed. Some parents do not take child safety serious enough and it disturbs me to see a child jumping around in the seats. There need to be more serious consequences.