Citations for vehicle equipment violations; if defects are remedied within 24 hours, case dismissed. (SB1157)

Introduced By

Sen. Fred Quayle (R-Suffolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Citations for vehicle equipment violations.  Provides for a simplified procedure for processing simple vehicle equipment violations punishable as traffic infractions. If the defects are remedied within 24 hours, the case is dismissed. Read the Bill »


02/07/2011: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/12/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11100667D
01/12/2011Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/20/2011Rereferred from Transportation (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2011Rereferred to Courts of Justice
01/21/2011Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/07/2011Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (12-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)


S Stanley writes:

Courts already do this and it does and will cost the Commonwealth of Virginia as well as localities Money and denie them revenues to offset the expense of the officers doing their job to write the ticket then not be available to enforce other laws because of Court Appearance - Officers further practice discretion in the writting of the tickets -- this does not need to pass but should be amended to remove discretion allow the Locality/State to recoup their expenses -- CDL Drivers passing through Virginia could be exempted and some defective equipment such as 'No Brake Lights' could result in the death of a citizen even a Senate or House Member's Family!