DUI; penalty for transporting person 18 years of age or younger. (SB300)

Introduced By

Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


DUI offenses; passenger age 18 or younger; penalties.  Creates a new offense of driving under the influence with a passenger who is 18 years of age or younger, which is a Class 1 misdemeanor for a first offense and a Class 6 felony for a second offense with certain mandatory minimums. The bill also amends the DUI involuntary manslaughter statute to provide that the death of a person age 18 or younger is automatically aggravated manslaughter. If the conduct is already aggravated manslaughter and the victim is a person age 18 or younger, the minimum punishment is increased by one year. The bill also amends the DUI malicious wounding statute to increase the penalty from a Class 6 to a Class 5 felony if the victim is age 18 years or younger. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103327D
01/12/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/14/2010Impact statement from VCSC (SB300)
01/20/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2010Rereferred to Finance
01/20/2010Committee substitute printed 10104338D-S1
01/22/2010Impact statement from VCSC (SB300S1)
02/09/2010Impact statement from DPB (SB300S1)
02/10/2010Continued to 2011 in Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
12/02/2010Left in Finance