Driver's license; suspension for nonpayment of fines or costs. (SB1)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta) with support from co-patron Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem)


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 SB 10, SB 514, and SB 814 and is identical to HB 1196. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/18/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
11/18/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100383D
11/18/2019Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/08/2020Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
01/15/2020Reported from Judiciary with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2020Committee substitute printed 20105850D-S1
01/15/2020Incorporates SB10 (Ebbin)
01/15/2020Incorporates SB514 (Edwards)
01/15/2020Incorporates SB814 (Morrisey)
01/15/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/27/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB1S1)
01/29/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (13-Y 2-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2020Read second time
01/31/2020Reading of substitute waived
01/31/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20105850D-S1
01/31/2020Emergency clause added
01/31/2020Reading of amendment waived
01/31/2020Committee amendment agreed to
01/31/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB1ES1
01/31/2020Printed as engrossed 20105850D-ES1
02/03/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB1ES1)
02/18/2020Placed on Calendar
02/18/2020Read first time
02/18/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/19/2020Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (18-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/21/2020Reported from Appropriations (16-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2020Read second time
02/26/2020Read third time
02/26/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/26/2020Emergency clause deleted
02/26/2020Engrossed by House as amended
02/26/2020Passed House with amendment (75-Y 25-N)
02/26/2020VOTE: Passage (75-Y 25-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020House amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1ER)
03/03/2020Signed by Speaker
03/04/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
03/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB1ER)
04/09/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 965 (effective 7/1/20)
04/09/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0965)


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 2 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB17 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