DUI; penalty when person is convicted of felony offense, punishment for subsequent violation. (SB1272)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Felony DUI; penalty. Provides that any person convicted of a felony DUI offense (including DUI manslaughter and DUI maiming, by motor vehicle or watercraft) is guilty of a Class 6 felony for any subsequent DUI conviction and subject to the same driver's license revocation provision as for a third or subsequent DUI conviction within 10 years, which means that the person can petition for reinstatement of his driver's license five years after the date of his last conviction. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2013Presented and ordered printed 13103379D
01/14/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2013Impact statement from VCSC (SB1272)
01/25/2013Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Rereferred to Finance
01/29/2013Passed by indefinitely in Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2013Reported from Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2013Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2013Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Placed on Calendar
02/11/2013Read first time
02/11/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/11/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Committee substitute printed 13105085D-H1
02/11/2013Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/12/2013Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/12/2013Impact statement from VCSC (SB1272H1)
02/14/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/15/2013Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Read second time
02/20/2013Read third time
02/20/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13105085D-H1
02/20/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1272H1
02/20/2013Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/20/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Title replaced 13105085D-H1
02/23/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1272ER)
02/23/2013Signed by President
02/23/2013Signed by Speaker
02/25/2013Impact statement from VCSC (SB1272ER)
03/02/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1272ER)
03/20/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 655 (effective 7/1/13)
03/20/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0655)


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


stephen writes:

There is no cure for drunk driving, why would this person want to give someone their license back. How many chances should someone get to kill a child or one of us. Stop protecting drunk drivers, and do your job to protect the public. You claim nothing is more important than protecting children, but your actions show it's more important to protect Drunk drivers.