Driver's license; suspension for nonpayment of fines or costs. (HB17)

Introduced By

Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-Woodbridge) with support from co-patron Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas)


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, 2020, solely for nonpayment of fines or costs. Such person does not have to pay a reinstatement fee. This bill was incorporated into HB 1196. Read the Bill »


01/31/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill


11/19/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101115D
11/19/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB17)
01/28/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB1196-Lopez)
01/31/2020Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB1196-Lopez)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1 and SB10.



I'm fascinated that it took a federal racketeering charge against a federal judge and his entire family and over 15 years worth of work exposing the two commissioners of DMV and DSs to get this even submitted to the legislature. The acts of treason committed against the people of the Commonwealth of Virginia exceeds comprehension! For anyone who's paying attention this should be passed immediately and fines costs fees and restitution for incarceration of NON ARRESTABLE Infractions of over 177000 Virginia's jaiedl for debt in a 5-year period alone, should be paid to each of the victims of this criminal RICO between DSSandDMV