Motor vehicle accident; satisfaction of judgments for damages, suspensions requested by creditor. (HB2272)

Introduced By

Del. Joseph Johnson (D-Abingdon) with support from 9 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Peter Farrell (R-Henrico), Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield), Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson), Sen. Henry Marsh (D-Richmond), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond), Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Satisfaction of judgments; motor vehicle accident. Provides that a suspension of a judgment debtor's driver's license shall not extend (i) beyond 10 years from the date of judgment for any civil judgment obtained in a general district court or (ii) beyond 20 years from the date of judgment for any civil judgment obtained in a circuit court. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2014. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/16/2013Presented and ordered printed 13101776D
01/16/2013Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/28/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2272)
01/29/2013Referred from Transportation
01/29/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/29/2013Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
01/30/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/01/2013Reported from Courts of Justice (11-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2013Read first time
02/04/2013Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2013Read third time and passed House (88-Y 9-N)
02/05/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (88-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2013Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/13/2013Rereferred from Transportation (9-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2013Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/15/2013Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Read third time
02/19/2013Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2272ER)
02/22/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2272ER)
02/23/2013Signed by Speaker
02/23/2013Signed by President
03/20/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 598 (effective 1/1/14)
03/20/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0598)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 2 minutes.