Improper driving; jury may find accused not guilty. (HB1256)

Introduced By

Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk)

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
01/20/2016Committee
01/20/2016Presented and ordered printed 16104064D
01/20/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/26/2016Assigned to sub: Criminal Law
01/26/2016Assigned App. sub: Criminal Law
01/26/2016Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/10/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2016Left in Courts of Justice

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB572.