Underaged drinking; person charged with who summons assistance is eligible for deferred disposition. (HB2297)

Introduced By

Del. Chuck Caputo (D-Oak Hill)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Underaged drinking; deferred disposition; mitigation. Provides that a person charged with underaged drinking who summons law-enforcement or medical assistance on behalf of another is eligible for deferred disposition of his case. The bill also provides that a person who provides alcohol to an underaged drinker shall have considered in mitigation the fact that he summoned law-enforcement or medical assistance on behalf of another. Amends § 4.1-305, § 4.1-306, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


  • 01/14/2009 Committee
  • 01/14/2009 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 090658456
  • 01/14/2009 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 01/20/2009 Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
  • 01/26/2009 Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely
  • 02/10/2009 Left in Courts of Justice