Motor vehicle; forfeiture thereof for two or more offenses of driving without valid license. (HB180)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Forfeiture of motor vehicle for driving with a suspended operator's license. Provides that any motor vehicle owned by the operator and used to commit the offense of driving while his operator's license is suspended shall be forfeited. Also the bill provides that any vehicle knowingly used to commit such a violation by a person who is not the owner thereof shall be subject to impoundment under 46.2-301.1, and the operator shall be fined an amount equivalent to the fair market value of the vehicle. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/26/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 082244616
12/26/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/12/2008Left in Courts of Justice


Philip Jones writes:

This bill is necessary. We lost a Herndon resident who was a father and grandfather who was killed by an illegal alien who had 21 charges against him for operating a motor vehicle without a license and DUI. This individual was caught in Loudoun, Prince William, and Herndon Virginia but unfortunately was not stopped before he murdered Joe. Had they impounded his vehicle perhaps one tragedy could have been avoided.

RLN writes:

Great bill!!!