DUI; prohibited while operating a school bus, penalty. (HB1353)

Introduced By

Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Possessing or consuming alcoholic beverages while operating a school bus; penalty.  Provides that any person who possesses or consumes an alcoholic beverage while operating a school bus is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/22/2010Presented and ordered printed 10104014D
01/22/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/27/2010Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
02/01/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
02/03/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2010Read first time
02/08/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB1353)
02/09/2010Read second time
02/09/2010Committee amendment agreed to
02/09/2010Engrossed by House as amended HB1353E
02/09/2010Printed as engrossed 10104014D-E
02/10/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/10/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2010Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/19/2010Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2010Read third time
02/23/2010Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1353ER)
03/01/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB1353ER)
03/01/2010Signed by Speaker
03/02/2010Signed by President
03/11/2010Governor's substitute printed 10106030D-H1
03/12/2010Governor's recommendation received by House
03/12/2010Placed on Calendar
03/12/2010House concurred in Governor's recommendation (95-Y 0-N)
03/12/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2010Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2010Reconsideration of Governor's recommendation agreed to (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2010Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/12/2010G Governor's recommendation adopted
03/12/2010Reenrolled bill text (HB1353ER2)
03/12/2010Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
03/12/2010Signed by President as reenrolled
03/12/2010Enacted, Chapter 169 (effective 7/1/10)
03/12/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0169)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.


Stephen writes:

Anyone drinking and Driveing a school bus should have their license taking for life,and put in a mental hospital This Cline guy is going to get us all killed by Drunk Drivers, Over 100 kids were buthered last year in Virginia by Drunk Drivers, Wheres Del. Clines great concern for those kids and their famlies. I'm Glad to hear its still safe to get drunk and drive a cab.

Bethany Scott writes:

Are you kidding me??? Someone who is hired by the city can endanger the life of a child by drinking alcohol and then driving a school bus and is only going to be charged with a misdemeanor?? I can see that the people who voted to pass this law are a bunch of flaming idiots!