Improper driving; jury may find accused not guilty. (SB572)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16102005D
01/13/2016Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/20/2016Rereferred from Transportation (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2016Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/08/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/11/2016Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2016Placed on Calendar
02/15/2016Read first time
02/15/2016Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/18/2016Assigned App. sub: Criminal Law
02/18/2016Referred from Transportation
02/18/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/18/2016Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/22/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
03/08/2016Left in Courts of Justice

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1256.