Marijuana offenses; driver's license forfeiture. (HB1041)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) with support from 8 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Steve Heretick (D-Portsmouth), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield)

Progress

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

Description

Driver's license; marijuana possession. Revises the existing provision that a person loses his driver's license for six months when convicted of or placed on deferred disposition for a drug offense to provide that the provision does not apply to simple possession of marijuana. The exception applies only to adults; juveniles will still be subject to license suspension. The provisions of the bill are contingent upon the Governor's certifying, in accordance with federal law, to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation that the Governor is opposed and that the General Assembly has adopted a resolution stating its opposition to a law requiring a six-month driver's license suspension or revocation upon a person's conviction for a drug offense and written assurance from the U.S. Department of Transportation that Virginia will not lose any federal funds as a result of implementation of the bill. Amends § 18.2-251, § 18.2-259.1, § 46.2-390.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/13/2016Committee
01/13/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101425D
01/13/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/20/2016Assigned to sub: Criminal Law
01/20/2016Assigned App. sub: Criminal Law
01/20/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB1041)
01/20/2016Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/25/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2016Left in Courts of Justice

Comments

ACLU-VA Criminal Justice, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of Virginia supports this bill.