Penalty for DUI manslaughter. (SB182)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)


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 »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12
01/10/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102392D
01/10/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2012Impact statement from VCSC (SB182)
02/01/2012Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (7-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB182)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB49.


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.