Habitual offenders; evaluation of person be conducted by VASAP & recommendations submitted to court. (HB172)

Introduced By

Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Habitual offenders; restoration of driving privileges. Clarifies that the recommendations from the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program (VASAP) evaluation that must be conducted when a habitual offender petitions for the restoration of his driving privileges or for the issuance of a restricted license shall be given such weight as the court deems appropriate. The bill also provides that if more than 10 years have elapsed from the date a person was adjudicated a habitual offender and, during that time, such offender has not been convicted of any subsequent drug or alcohol-related offenses, the VASAP conducting the evaluation shall not recommend that the offender abstain from the use of alcohol as a condition of the restoration of his driving privileges or the issuance of a restricted license. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/23/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100786D
12/23/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB172)
01/14/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Criminal Law
01/14/2016Assigned App. sub: Subcommittee Criminal Law
01/14/2016Assigned Courts sub:
01/20/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (7-Y 0-N)
01/27/2016Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2016Read first time
02/01/2016Read second time
02/01/2016Committee amendments agreed to
02/01/2016Engrossed by House as amended HB172E
02/01/2016Printed as engrossed 16100786D-E
02/01/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB172E)
02/02/2016Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/02/2016VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2016Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/22/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2016Read third time
02/24/2016Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2016Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB172ER)
02/25/2016Signed by Speaker
02/26/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB172ER)
02/26/2016Signed by President
02/29/2016Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/29/16
02/29/2016G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 7, 2016
03/04/2016G Approved by Governor-Chapter 230 (effective 7/1/16)
03/04/2016G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0230)