Driver's license; suspension for nonpayment of fines or costs. (HB1862)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)

Progress

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

Description

Suspension of driver's license for nonpayment of fines or costs. Removes the requirement that a court suspend the driver's license of a person convicted of any violation of the law who fails or refuses to provide for immediate payment of fines or costs. The bill allows a court, after 90 days of nonpayment where the court finds the nonpayment was not an intentional refusal to obey the sentence of the court, to provide additional time for payment, reduce the amount of each payment installment, assign community service in lieu of payment, or waive the unpaid portion in whole or in part. Upon a finding that the nonpayment was an intentional refusal to obey the sentence of the court, a court may suspend the defendant's driver's license until payment in full or until the defendant enters into a payment plan. Amends § 19.2-354, § 46.2-1200.1, § 46.2-301, § 46.2-395, § 46.2-416, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

  • 01/10/2017 Committee
  • 01/10/2017 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102798D
  • 01/10/2017 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 01/13/2017 Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
  • 01/25/2017 Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
  • 02/07/2017 Left in Courts of Justice

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1280.

Comments

Shawn Warsinsky writes:

Well guess i still cant afford to pay the fines.....thanks, no car taxes and expenses from me fo Virginia.....

David Warsinsky writes:

Shawn, perhaps you should stop driving without a license, stop driving in a reckless manner, stop "borrowing" the vehicles of others without permission, and generally acting like a scumbag. Maybe then you will be able to begin to pay off the mountain of debt that you have acquired by routinely breaking the law. You aren't some sort of rebel for not paying "taxes", you're a dead beat for not paying your fines. This is not something to be proud of.

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