DUI; definition of substantially similar laws for determining number of prior offenses. (SB1424)

Introduced By

Sen. Steve Martin (R-Chesterfield) with support from co-patron Del. Kirk Cox (R-Colonial Heights)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

DUI; prior offenses. Provides a definition of "substantially similar" for the purpose of determining when an out-of-state DUI conviction can be used to enhance punishment for a current Virginia DUI offense. Out-of-state laws that criminalize driving (i) while intoxicated, impaired, or under the influence and define intoxication or impairment as 0.08 or (ii) under the influence of, or while impaired by, alcohol, a drug, or alcohol and a drug are deemed to be substantially similar laws. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/14/2009Presented and ordered printed 094414268
01/14/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/19/2009Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/20/2009Impact statement from VCSC (SB1424)
02/09/2009Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2009Committee substitute printed 091554268-S1
02/10/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Read second time
02/10/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2009Committee substitute agreed to 091554268-S1
02/10/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1424S1
02/10/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Placed on Calendar
02/13/2009Read first time
02/13/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2009Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/18/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/24/2009Left in Courts of Justice
02/26/2009Impact statement from VCSC (SB1424S1)