Improper driving; jury hearing case. (HB1370)

Introduced By

Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patron Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Improper driving; jury. Provides that a jury hearing a case involving a person charged with reckless driving where the accused's degree of culpability is slight may find the accused not guilty of reckless driving but guilty of improper driving, which is punishable as a traffic infraction. Currently, only the court hearing the case may find the accused guilty of improper driving. Amends § 46.2-869, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/05/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100764D
12/05/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2015Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/19/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/10/2015Left in Courts of Justice