Motor vehicle; forfeiture thereof for two or more offenses of driving without valid license. (HB63)

Introduced By

Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas) with support from co-patron Del. Jeff Frederick (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Forfeiture of motor vehicle for two or more offenses of driving without a valid operator's license. Provides that any motor vehicle owned by the operator and used to commit a second offense of driving without a valid operator's license shall be forfeited. Also the bill provides that any vehicle knowingly used to commit a second such violation by a person who is not the owner thereof shall be subject to impoundment under 46.2-301.1, and the person shall be fined an amount equivalent to the fair market value of the vehicle. Read the Bill »


02/08/2008: Merged into HB91


12/07/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 082209616
12/07/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/08/2008Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB91-Albo)


Philip Jones writes:

We have witnessed within the traffic courts that illegal aliens escape most penalties with judges waiving most of the fines. We also need to ensure that the "operator" does not have a motor vehicle legally registered.

We need to remove the tags.

Mary Steele writes:

If you want to curb the problem, make the second offense punishable by a mandatory jail time of at least 60-180 days.

marcus writes:

Illegal aliens don't care about such laws since they are here illegally to begin with. And stealing their cars from them probably won't affect them much either when the car is barely worth the tax, title, and tags.

How about we just send them back to where they came from, and put more forces on the border for a change?

This type of law is just another patch that doesn't deal with the root of the problem.