Administrative impoundment of motor vehicles; when driving without an operator's license. (SB122)

Introduced By

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 Failed


01/06/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100998D
01/06/2010Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/14/2010Rereferred from Transportation (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/14/2010Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/15/2010Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (3-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB513.


VACOLAO, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

VACOLAO opposes this legislation that imposes the draconian punishment of vehicle impoundment on any person stopped for driving without a license, even before the person is convicted. Unlike the other offenses to which this sanction is applied, the person need never have had a prior conviction of a driving offense. In addition, the sanction would apply to a teen who had not yet gotten a license to drive, a person whose license had expired but had not been renewed, and a person who had been a resident of Virginia for more than 60 days but had not yet gotten a Virginia license