Driver's license; examination of drivers believed incompetent. (HB1494)

Introduced By

Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Examination of licensee believed incompetent. Requires the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to refer the case of any person believed incompetent by a physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant to the Medical Advisory Board for an advisory opinion. The bill requires the DMV to administer the knowledge and road skills tests or refer the driver for a complete driver evaluation conducted by a driver rehabilitation specialist prior to suspending such person's driver's license in cases where the driver's physician submits the initial impaired driver report recommending that the person no longer drive. The bill requires a physician who has reason to believe the results of an examination could lead to a revocation of the patient's driving privileges to notify the patient prior to such examination that the examination could result in the loss of driving privileges. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/15/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100328D
12/15/2016Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/13/2017Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #2
01/20/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1494)
01/23/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
01/26/2017Reported from Transportation with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2017Committee substitute printed 17104633D-H1
01/27/2017Read first time
01/30/2017Read second time
01/30/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104633D-H1
01/30/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1494H1
01/31/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
01/31/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/01/2017Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/02/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1494H1)
02/08/2017Reported from Transportation (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2017Read third time
02/13/2017Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1494ER)
02/15/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1494ER)
02/15/2017Signed by Speaker
02/17/2017Signed by President
02/17/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/17/17
02/17/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017
02/21/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 120 (effective 7/1/17)
02/21/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0120)