Driver's license; penalty for driving without. (HB91)

Introduced By

Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield) with support from co-patrons Del. Jeff Frederick (R-Woodbridge), and Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Driving without a driver's license; penalties. Provides that any person charged with driving without first having obtained a valid driver's license shall be placed under arrest and shall have his fingerprints and photograph taken. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/14/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 080564404
12/14/2007Referred to Committee on Rules
01/18/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB91)
01/22/2008Referred from Rules
01/22/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/24/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/08/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2008Committee substitute printed 080868404-H1
02/09/2008Read first time
02/11/2008Read second time
02/11/2008Committee substitute agreed to 080868404-H1
02/11/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB91H1
02/12/2008Read third time and passed House (85-Y 14-N)
02/12/2008VOTE: --- PASSAGE (85-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Communicated to Senate
02/13/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB91H1)
02/25/2008Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (6-Y 8-N 1-A)


CG2 Consulting, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

For a discussion of this bill and HB 104, read the entry on my blog, ChangeServant.

VirginiaImmigrantAdvocacy, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

This bill gives police authority to choose whom to arrest for driving without a license. Currently, police may not arrest someone for this offense unless they believe that the person will not respond to a summons to court, is a danger to self or others or will not cease the illegal conduct. The bill is an open door to bias-based policing.

JACK writes:

Another piece of horrible legislation from Attorney/ Nazi like idiot Dave Albo. The same fool that gave us the "abusive driver fees". He will do anything to drive clients to his law practice that specializes in traffic defense and DWI defense. This guy is scum and needs to go.