Driver's license; suspension for nonpayment of fines or costs. (SB1280)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)

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

DateAction
01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102801D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/25/2017Committee substitute printed 17104799D-S1
01/25/2017Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2017Read second time
01/30/2017Reading of substitute waived
01/30/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17104799D-S1
01/30/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1280S1
01/31/2017Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1280S1)
02/03/2017Placed on Calendar
02/03/2017Read first time
02/03/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2017Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/09/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1280S1)
02/15/2017Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/21/2017Left in Courts of Justice

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 1 minute.

Transcript

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

COMPLEX, AT THIS LOCATION, IT WOULD BE SUBJECT TO BEING ABLE TO BE USED FOR ADMISSION TAX. I THANK THE GENTLEMAN.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATORS. THE QUESTION IS SHALL SENATE BILL 1320 PASS. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

[Unknown]: AYES 27, NOS 13. AYES 27, NOS 13. THE BILL PASSES. SENATE BILL 1350, RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE SALES AND USE TAX, REFUND. THE SENIOR SENATOR FROM BATH COUNTY, SENATOR DEED.

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I MOVE THAT THE BILL PASS. THIS BILL SIMPLY AUTHORIZES DMV TO RETURN THE SALES TAX WHEN A USED CAR HAS BEEN RETURNED WITHIN 45 DAYS OF PURCHASE.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL SENATE BILL 1350 ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath): AYES 40, NOS 0.

[Unknown]: AYES 40, NOS 0. THE BILL PASSES. SENATE BILL 944, RELATING TO

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1862.

Comments

Shawn Warsinsky writes:

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