DUI; raises penalty for aggravated involuntary manslaughter. (HB49)

Introduced By

Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield) with support from 8 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville), Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Del. Mark Dudenhefer (R-Stafford), Del. Gordon Helsel (R-Poquoson), Del. Chris Jones (R-Suffolk), Del. Jimmie Massie (R-Richmond), Del. Don Merricks (R-Danville), Del. David Ramadan (R-South Riding)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Penalty for DUI manslaughter.  Provides that the punishment for DUI manslaughter is to include a one-year mandatory term of confinement and raises the mandatory minimum term for aggravated DUI manslaughter from one to five years. Read the Bill »


03/02/2012: Failed to Pass in Committee


12/16/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12100688D
12/16/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/04/2012Impact statement from VCSC (HB49)
01/11/2012Impact statement from VCSC (HB49)
01/16/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB49)
01/27/2012Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/30/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
01/30/2012Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/03/2012Reported from Courts of Justice (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2012Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/06/2012Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/10/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/10/2012Reported from Appropriations (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Read second time and engrossed
02/14/2012Read third time and passed House (94-Y 3-N)
02/14/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (94-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/22/2012Reported from Courts of Justice (12-Y 2-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/22/2012Rereferred to Finance
02/28/2012Reported from Finance with amendment (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2012Rereferred to Courts of Justice
03/02/2012Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB182.


stephen writes:

Murder is murder, and 1 -5 years is a joke, it should be life in prison. Wheres all those big speaches about nothing more important than protecting kids. put up or shut up albo.

Nora Firestone writes:

Both quick-summoned common sense and deep, reflective wisdom would dictate a mandatory minimum sentence for such offense. Invoke either to pass this bill.

Not passing it would seem to require a deliberate attempt to "rationalize" the irrational or "justify" the blatantly unjust. Do the right thing, solely for the sake of integrity and American society; politics have no place in the minds and hearts of those representatives whom we've entrusted to act on behalf of accountable citizens with fairness, character and integrity.