Driving without license; motor vehicle impounded if previously convicted of certain offenses. (HB2021)

Introduced By

Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon) with support from co-patron Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Impoundment of motor vehicle for driving without an operator's license. Provides that a person who is found to be driving a motor vehicle without an operator's license or when his license is suspended for reasons not pertaining to DUI, having been previously convicted of any such an offense, shall have his motor vehicle impounded. Persons arrested for failure to have a valid operator's license who are under 18 years of age or whose licenses have been expired for less than one year are exempted from impoundment. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 090851708
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/27/2009Referred from Transportation
01/27/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/02/2009Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/02/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/04/2009Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (19-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Committee substitute printed 090931708-H1
02/06/2009Read first time
02/06/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2021H1)
02/08/2009Passed by for the day
02/09/2009Read second time
02/09/2009Committee substitute agreed to 090931708-H1
02/09/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2021H1
02/10/2009Read third time and passed House (88-Y 9-N)
02/10/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (88-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/12/2009Rereferred from Transportation (8-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2009Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/24/2009Left in Courts of Justice


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 5 minutes.


CG2 Consulting, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

This is a VACOLAO legislative priority. VACOLAO opposes this bill which invites bias-based policing.