Motor vehicles; administrative impoundment thereof when driving without an operator's license. (HB513)

Introduced By

Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon) with support from co-patron Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Administrative impoundment of motor vehicles.  Provides for the administrative impoundment of motor vehicles when driving without an operator's license. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103599D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/18/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
01/27/2010Committee substitute printed 10104367D-H1
01/27/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2010Read first time
02/01/2010Read second time
02/01/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104367D-H1
02/01/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB513H1
02/02/2010Read third time and passed House (77-Y 19-N)
02/02/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (77-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2010Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/11/2010Rereferred from Transportation (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2010Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/16/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB513H1)
03/08/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2010Committee substitute printed 10105620D-S1
03/09/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010Read third time
03/10/2010Reading of substitute waived
03/10/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105620D-S1
03/10/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB513S1
03/10/2010Passed Senate with substitute (35-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010Placed on Calendar
03/11/2010Senate substitute agreed to by House 10105620D-S1 (77-Y 16-N)
03/11/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (77-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
03/22/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB513ER)
03/22/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB513ER)
03/22/2010Signed by Speaker
03/25/2010Signed by President
04/13/2010Governor's recommendation received by House
04/20/2010Placed on Calendar
04/21/2010House concurred in Governor's recommendation (77-Y 16-N)
04/21/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (77-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
04/21/2010Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/21/2010G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/21/2010Reenrolled bill text (HB513ER2)
04/21/2010Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/21/2010Signed by President as reenrolled
04/21/2010Enacted, Chapter 829 (effective 7/1/10)
04/21/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0829)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 10 clips in all, totaling 16 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB122.


VACOLAO, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

VACOLAO opposes this legislation which seeks to impose additional sanctions on persons driving without obtaining a Virginia drivers license. The increase in the number of people driving without a license is a predictable consequence of denying access to drivers licenses to persons residing in the Commonwealth as a means of enforcing laws that have nothing to do with traffic safety, e.g., child support and immigration.