Driver's licenses; allows suspension of or refusal to renew of prisoners who do not pay fees. (SB603)

Introduced By

Sen. Jeff McWaters (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Nonpayment of jail fees; suspension of driver's licenses.   Allows suspension of or refusal to renew the driver's license of persons who do not pay fees that local correctional facilities or regional jails are allowed to charge to defray the cost of their keep. The bill also divides existing 46.2-320 of the Code of Virginia, relating to other grounds for refusal to issue or renew a driver's license, into two sections; grounds relating to nonpayment of child support (subsections B through E) are moved verbatim to new 46.2-320.1. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/19/2012Presented and ordered printed 12104002D
01/19/2012Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/03/2012Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (8-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2012Read second time and engrossed
02/08/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB603)
02/08/2012Passed by for the day
02/09/2012Passed by for the day
02/10/2012Passed by for the day
02/13/2012Read third time and passed Senate (27-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2012Placed on Calendar
02/17/2012Read first time
02/17/2012Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/21/2012Referred from Transportation
02/21/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/23/2012Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
02/27/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 4-N)
02/27/2012Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (8-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2012Reconsidered by Courts of Justice
03/02/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (17-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2012Committee substitute printed 12105808D-H1
03/06/2012Read second time
03/07/2012Read third time
03/07/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105808D-H1
03/07/2012Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB603H1
03/07/2012Passed House with substitute (77-Y 21-N)
03/07/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (77-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2012House substitute rejected by Senate (3-Y 37-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2012House insisted on substitute
03/08/2012House requested conference committee
03/08/2012Senate acceded to request (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2012Conferees appointed by Senate
03/08/2012Senators: McWaters, Black, Favola
03/08/2012Conferees appointed by House
03/08/2012Delegates: Iaquinto, Loupassi, Herring
03/10/2012Conference report agreed to by House (81-Y 16-N)
03/10/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (81-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2012Conference substitute printed 12106104D-S1
03/10/2012Conference report agreed to by Senate (29-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2012Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2012Conference report agreed to by Senate (26-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
03/15/2012Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB603ER)
03/15/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB603ER)
03/15/2012Signed by Speaker
03/17/2012Signed by President
04/09/2012Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/09/2012Governor's substitute printed 12106302D-S2
04/17/2012Placed on Calendar
04/18/2012Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (23-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012House concurred in Governor's recommendation (87-Y 6-N 1-A)
04/18/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (87-Y 6-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/18/2012Reenrolled bill text (SB603ER2)
04/18/2012Signed by President as reenrolled
04/18/2012Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/18/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 829 (effective 7/1/12)
04/18/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0829)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 5 clips in all, totaling 15 minutes.