Driver's license; suspension for nonpayment of fines or costs. (HB1196)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington) with support from co-patrons Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria), Del. Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), and Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Suspension of driver's license for nonpayment of fines or costs. Repeals the requirement that 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 be suspended. The bill also removes a provision allowing the court to require a defendant to present a summary prepared by the Department of Motor Vehicles of the other courts in which the defendant also owes fines and costs. The bill requires the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles to return or reinstate any person's driver's license that was suspended prior to July 1, 2019, solely for nonpayment of fines or costs. Such person does not have to pay a reinstatement fee. This bill incorporates HB 17 and is identical to SB 1. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed with emergency clause; offered 01/08/20 20103348D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/14/2020Assigned Transportation sub: Motor Vehicles
01/15/2020Assigned Transportation sub: Transportation Innovations and General Topics
01/21/2020Referred from Transportation
01/21/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1196)
01/28/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 1-N)
01/31/2020Committee substitute printed 20107235D-H1
01/31/2020Incorporates HB17 (Carroll Foy)
01/31/2020Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Read first time
02/05/2020Read second time
02/05/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107235D-H1
02/05/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1196H1
02/06/2020Engrossment reconsidered by House
02/06/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/06/2020Passed by temporarily
02/06/2020Amendment by Delegate Lopez agreed to
02/06/2020Emergency clause deleted
02/06/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB1196EH1
02/06/2020Printed as engrossed 20107235D-EH1
02/07/2020Read third time and passed House (72-Y 27-N)
02/07/2020VOTE: Passage (72-Y 27-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/10/2020Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/17/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1196EH1)
02/20/2020Reported from Transportation with amendments (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/25/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendments (12-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020VOTE: Adoption (1-Y 92-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Read third time
02/26/2020Reading of amendments waived
02/26/2020Committee amendments agreed to
02/26/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/26/2020Passed Senate with amendments (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Senate amendments rejected by House (1-Y 92-N)
02/26/2020VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 92-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Senate insisted on amendments (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020Senate requested conference committee
02/27/2020Delegates: Lopez, Mullins, Kilgore
02/27/2020House acceded to request
02/27/2020Conferees appointed by House
02/27/2020Delegates: Lopez, Mullin, Kilgore
02/27/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
02/27/2020Senators: Stanley, Ebbin, Morrissey
03/05/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/05/2020Conference report agreed to by House (68-Y 30-N)
03/05/2020VOTE: Adoption (68-Y 30-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (36-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Reconsideration of conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (36-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
03/18/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1196ER)
03/18/2020Signed by President
03/19/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1196ER)
03/19/2020Signed by Speaker
03/20/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020
03/20/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/09/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 964 (effective 7/1/20)
04/09/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0964)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.