Learner's permits; certification statement required for persons under age 18. (HB889)

Introduced By

Del. Matt Lohr (R-Harrisonburg) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond), Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville), Del. Harvey Morgan (R-Gloucester), Del. Beverly Sherwood (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Required driving hours for holders of learner's permits. Increases the minimum driving hours from 40 to 45 hours, at least 15 of which must be after sunset. The bill additionally requires, on a form supplied by DMV, certification of the hours driven. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 083489604
01/08/2008Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/14/2008Assigned Transportation sub: 2
01/17/2008Impact statement from DMV (HB889)
01/24/2008Reported from Transportation with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2008Read first time
01/28/2008Read second time
01/28/2008Committee amendment agreed to
01/28/2008Engrossed by House as amended HB889E
01/28/2008Printed as engrossed 083489604-E
01/29/2008Read third time and passed House (94-Y 4-N)
01/29/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (94-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2008Communicated to Senate
01/30/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
01/30/2008Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/01/2008Impact statement from DMV (HB889E)
02/14/2008Reported from Transportation (14-Y 1-N)
02/18/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/19/2008Read third time
02/19/2008Passed Senate (37-Y 1-N)
02/19/2008Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/19/2008Passed Senate (38-Y 1-N)
02/20/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB889ER)
02/21/2008Signed by Speaker
02/22/2008Impact statement from DMV (HB889ER)
02/25/2008Signed by President
03/05/2008Governor's recommendation received by House
03/05/2008Placed on Calendar
03/06/2008House concurred in Governor's recommendation (95-Y 3-N)
03/06/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (95-Y 3-N)
03/07/2008Reconsideration of Governor's recommendation agreed to
03/07/2008Passed by temporarily
03/07/2008House concurred in Governor's recommendation (94-Y 4-N)
03/07/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION #2 (94-Y 4-N)
03/08/2008Enacted, Chapter (effective 7/1/08)
03/08/2008Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (38-Y 0-N)
03/08/2008G Governor's recommendation adopted
03/08/2008Reenrolled bill text (HB889ER2)
03/08/2008Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
03/08/2008Signed by President as reenrolled
03/08/2008Enacted, Chapter 493 (effective 7/1/08)
03/14/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0493)
03/19/2008Impact statement from DMV (HB889ER2)


cook writes:

A prosecutor who believes that a parent signed an application containing an inflated number of driving hours would indict the parent, I guess, for forgery of a public document - a class four felony punishable by 2 to 10 years in prison. Is that correct? Thinking out loud here, I predict this would primarily be charged in a case after the kid has an accident and kills someone.