Underage drinking and driving; punishment. (SB507)

Introduced By

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Punishment for underage drinking and driving; penalty. Provides that "zero tolerance" (0.02% blood alcohol concentration) underage drinking and driving is punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor. Currently, the punishment is loss of license for six months and a fine of no more than $500. This bill provides for forfeiture of such person's license to operate a motor vehicle for a period of not less than six months or more than a year from the date of conviction and either a mandatory minimum 50 hours of community service or a mandatory minimum fine of $500. Amends § 18.2-266.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08
01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 080817272
01/09/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/17/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB507)
02/06/2008Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (7-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)