Driving under influence of alcohol; probation, license suspension, etc. (SB482)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


DUI; probation; license suspension, etc.. Removes the provision that unless otherwise modified by the court, a defendant who has been convicted of a fourth or subsequent DUI in 10 years shall remain on probation and under the terms of any suspended sentence for the same period as his operator's license was suspended, not to exceed three years. The bill also amends the provision that allows for administrative suspension of driving privileges for refusal to submit to a test to determine blood alcohol content to provide that the suspension can occur for refusal to submit to a blood test as well as a breath test. In addition, the bill corrects two incorrect cross references, corrects an omission regarding administrative suspension of licenses for failure to order ignition interlock, and clarifies that VASAP is required for all convictions under 18.2-266. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100966D
01/08/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/29/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2014Committee substitute printed 14104616D-S1
01/31/2014Incorporates SB190
01/31/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/03/2014Read second time
02/03/2014Reading of substitute waived
02/03/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104616D-S1
02/03/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB482S1
02/04/2014Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/2014Placed on Calendar
02/07/2014Read first time
02/07/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2014Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/16/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB482S1)
02/24/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (10-Y 0-N)
02/26/2014Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2014Read second time
03/03/2014Read third time
03/03/2014Passed House BLOCK VOTE (94-Y 0-N)
03/03/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (94-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2014Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB482ER)
03/06/2014Signed by Speaker
03/09/2014Signed by President
03/10/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB482ER)
04/06/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 707 (effective 7/1/14)
04/06/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0707)


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 45 seconds.