DUI; definition of substantially similar laws for determining number of prior offenses. (SB495)

Introduced By

Sen. Robert Hurt (R-Chatham)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Analogous DUI laws of any other state or of the United States.  Allows analogous state laws to be used as prior DUI convictions and provides that a law is analogous if it criminalizes the operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by or under the influence of intoxicants and with regard to alcohol uses 0.08 as its presumptive or per se level of intoxication. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103401D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/20/2010Impact statement from VCSC (SB495)
01/27/2010Committee substitute printed 10104640D-S1
01/27/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2010Impact statement from VCSC (SB495S1)
01/29/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2010Read second time
02/01/2010Reading of substitute waived
02/01/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104640D-S1
02/01/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB495S1
02/02/2010Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2010Placed on Calendar
02/08/2010Read first time
02/08/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/09/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB495S1)
02/16/2010Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
03/05/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
03/08/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2010Committee substitute printed 10105819D-H1
03/09/2010Read second time
03/09/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (96-Y 0-N)
03/09/2010VOTE: --- AGREE TO (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2010Motion to reconsider constitutional reading dispensed agreed to
03/09/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (94-Y 0-N)
03/09/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION #2 (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2010Passed by for the day
03/10/2010Read third time
03/10/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105819D-H1
03/10/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB495H1
03/10/2010Passed House with substitute (76-Y 20-N)
03/10/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (76-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2010Previous question ordered (34-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2010House substitute rejected by Senate (19-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2010House insisted on substitute
03/11/2010House requested conference committee
03/11/2010Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2010Conferees appointed by Senate
03/11/2010Senators: Petersen, Lucas, Hurt
03/11/2010Conferees appointed by House
03/11/2010Delegates: Albo, Bell, Robert B., Armstrong
03/14/2010No further action taken
03/14/2010Failed to pass in Senate


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 13 minutes.