Commercial vehicles; harmonizes penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) and commercial DUI. (HB1622)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Driving commercial vehicle while intoxicated; penalties. Harmonizes the penalties for driving under the influence (DUI) and commercial DUI. The bill imposes a $250 mandatory minimum fine for a first offense of commercial DUI and mandatory minimum sentences of five days if the person's blood alcohol level was at least 0.15 and 10 days if the person's blood alcohol level was more than 0.20. The bill increases from five to 20 days the mandatory minimum sentence for a second offense committed within five years, adds a 10-day mandatory minimum sentence for a second offense committed within five to 10 years, and imposes a $500 mandatory minimum fine for any second offense committed within a 10-year period. The bill also imposes additional mandatory minimum sentences for a second offense committed within 10 years of 10 days if the person's blood alcohol level was at least 0.15 and 20 days if the person's blood alcohol level was more than 0.20 as well as an additional $500 mandatory minimum fine. The bill raises the penalty for a third offense committed within 10 years from a Class 1 misdemeanor with a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 days, or 30 days if the three offenses were committed within five years, to a Class 6 felony with a mandatory minimum sentence of 90 days, or six months if the three offenses were committed within five years, and a mandatory minimum fine of $1,000. The bill adds a penalty for a fourth or subsequent offense committed within a 10-year period that includes a mandatory minimum sentence of one year and a mandatory minimum fine of $1,000. The bill also provides that a person convicted of commercial DUI after being convicted of certain felony DUI or DUI-related offenses is guilty of a Class 6 felony with a mandatory minimum sentence of one year and a mandatory minimum fine of $1,000. Finally, the bill provides that the mandatory minimum punishments are cumulative and mandatory minimum sentences must be served consecutively. Amends § 46.2-341.28, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/04/2017Committee
01/04/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102325D
01/04/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2017Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/13/2017Impact statement from VCSC (HB1622)
01/23/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (10-Y 0-N)
01/27/2017Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2017Committee substitute printed 17104830D-H1
01/30/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1622)
01/30/2017Impact statement from VCSC (HB1622H1)
01/31/2017Read first time
02/01/2017Read second time
02/01/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104830D-H1
02/01/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1622H1
02/02/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
02/02/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2017Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/08/2017Rereferred from Transportation (8-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/10/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1622H1)
02/13/2017Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2017Read third time
02/15/2017Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Enrolled
02/20/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1622ER)
02/20/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1622ER)
02/20/2017Signed by Speaker
02/21/2017Signed by President
02/21/2017Impact statement from VCSC (HB1622ER)
02/21/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/21/17
02/21/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/03/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 286 (effective 7/1/17)
03/03/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0286)

Video

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 50 seconds.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.



Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol): BUILT ACCESS ROADS, NOW WE FIND THAT VDP MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE BEEN ACTUALLY HELPING THEM TO BRING TENANTS TO THE PARTS AND SO THUS THE BILL AND MOVE THAT WE ENGROSS AND PASS ON TO ITS THIRD READING

[Unknown]: THANK YOU.

Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester): HOUSE BILL 1411, A BILL TO AMEND A SECTION OF THE CODE, RELATING TO RULES AND REGULATIONS; WITHDRAWAL OF PRIVATELY RETAINED FAILURE TO PAY COUNSEL; CLIENT'S AGREED-UPON FEES OR COURT COSTS. REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE FOR COURTS OF JUSTICE WITH SUBSTITUTE.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE GENTLEMAN FROM FAIRFAX, MR. ALBO I WAS READING THE PAGE NEWS LETTER. THANKS FOR NOTIFYING ME. MOVE THE COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE

Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield): THE QUESTION IS ON ADOPTION