Reckless driving; causing death or injury of certain persons, Class 5 felony. (SB293)

Introduced By

Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Reckless driving causing death or injury of certain persons. Punishes reckless driving or a violation of the "move-over" law that causes death or permanent and significant physical impairment by striking a law-enforcement officer, emergency medical services personnel, highway worker, firefighter, or a DMV size and weight compliance agent who was not in a vehicle and on a public roadway or work zone engaged in his duties as a Class 5 felony with a $2,500 mandatory minimum fine. The bill further requires the court to suspend the offender's driver's license for one year. In addition, the court may impose a civil penalty of up to $10,000 and the proceeds shall be deposited into the general fund. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100631D
01/06/2014Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/08/2014Impact statement from VCSC (SB293)
01/15/2014Reported from Transportation with amendments (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2014Rereferred to Courts of Justice
01/27/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2014Committee substitute printed 14104472D-S1
01/27/2014Rereferred to Finance
01/29/2014Impact statement from VCSC (SB293S1)
02/04/2014Reported from Finance (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2014Read second time
02/06/2014Reading of amendments waived
02/06/2014Committee amendments rejected
02/06/2014Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104472D-S1
02/06/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB293S1
02/07/2014Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2014Placed on Calendar
02/12/2014Read first time
02/12/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2014Impact statement from DPB (SB293S1)
02/18/2014Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/24/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 1-N)
02/24/2014Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/26/2014Continued to 2015 in Courts of Justice
12/04/2014Left in Courts of Justice