DUI; persons convicted under laws of other states or federal law. (HB1639)

Introduced By

Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas) with support from co-patron Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


DUI; persons convicted under laws of other states or federal law; restricted license; ignition interlock. Provides that a person convicted in a federal court of an offense substantially similar to Virginia's DUI law may petition the general district court that he be assigned to a certified alcohol safety program and issued a restricted driver's license. Currently, only persons convicted in other states of substantially similar DUI offenses may so petition. The bill also requires that, as a condition of a restricted license, a person who has been convicted of a substantially similar DUI offense under the laws of another state or the United States be prohibited from operating a motor vehicle that is not equipped with an ignition interlock system. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101222D
01/09/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2015Impact statement from VCSC (HB1639)
01/30/2015Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/02/2015Impact statement from VCSC (HB1639)
02/02/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting (11-Y 0-N)
02/04/2015Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2015Committee substitute printed 15104840D-H1
02/04/2015Incorporates HB2260
02/06/2015Read first time
02/09/2015Read second time
02/09/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15104840D-H1
02/09/2015Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1639H1
02/10/2015Read third time and passed House (98-Y 2-N)
02/10/2015VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2015Impact statement from VCSC (HB1639H1)
02/11/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2015Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1639H1)
02/18/2015Read third time
02/18/2015Passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1639ER)
02/23/2015Impact statement from VCSC (HB1639ER)
02/23/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1639ER)
02/23/2015Signed by Speaker
02/24/2015Signed by President
02/25/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Monday, March 30, 2015
02/25/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/25/15
02/25/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/27/2015Governor's recommendation received by House
04/14/2015Placed on Calendar
04/15/2015House concurred in Governor's recommendation (94-Y1-N)
04/15/2015VOTE: ADOPTION EMERGENCY (94-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
04/15/2015Reconsideration of Governor's recommendation agreed to
04/15/2015House concurred in Governor's recommendation (96-Y 0-N)
04/15/2015VOTE: ADOPTION EMERGENCY (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/15/2015Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/15/2015G Emergency clause added by Governor's recommendation
04/15/2015G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/15/2015Reenrolled bill text (HB1639ER2)
04/15/2015Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/15/2015Signed by President as reenrolled
04/15/2015Enacted, Chapter 729 (effective 4/15/15)
04/15/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0729)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 4 minutes.


stephen writes:

These Drunk Driving Butchers need to be on a public registry so we can report them if they use another persons car. Only then will your system work, and the ignition lock should be for life.