Doctor of medicine, etc.; reporting disabilities of drivers to DMV, not subject to civil liability. (HB1514)

Introduced By

Del. Buddy Fowler (R-Ashland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Health care practitioners; reporting disabilities of drivers. Provides that any doctor of medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic, or podiatry, any nurse practitioner, or any physician assistant who reports to the Department of Motor Vehicles the existence, or probable existence, of a mental or physical disability or infirmity of any person licensed to operate a motor vehicle which the reporting individual believes affects such person's ability to operate a motor vehicle safely is not subject to civil liability unless he has acted in bad faith or with malicious intent. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/21/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103034D
12/21/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1514)
01/13/2017Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
01/23/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 1-N)
01/23/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (9-Y 1-N)
01/27/2017Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2017Committee substitute printed 17104297D-H1
01/31/2017Read first time
02/01/2017Passed by for the day
02/02/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1514H1)
02/02/2017Read second time
02/02/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104297D-H1
02/02/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1514H1
02/03/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
02/03/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2017Rereferred from Courts of Justice (10-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Rereferred to Education and Health
02/16/2017Reported from Education and Health (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Read third time
02/20/2017Passed Senate (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1514ER)
02/23/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1514ER)
02/23/2017Signed by Speaker
02/24/2017Signed by President
02/28/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/28/17
02/28/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/24/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 712 (effective 7/1/17)
03/24/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0712)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 55 seconds.