Reckless driving; raises threshold for speeding. (SB63)

Introduced By

Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem) with support from co-patron Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Reckless driving; exceeding speed limit. Raises the threshold for per se reckless driving for speeding from driving in excess of 80 miles per hour to driving in excess of 85 miles per hour. The threshold for per se reckless driving for speeding for driving at or more than 20 miles per hour in excess of the speed limit remains unchanged. The bill also provides that any person who drives a motor vehicle at a speed in excess of 80 miles per hour but below 86 miles per hour on any highway in the Commonwealth having a maximum speed limit of 65 miles per hour shall be subject to an additional fine of $100. This bill is identical to HB 885. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/20/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100801D
11/20/2019Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/10/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB63)
01/15/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB63)
01/16/2020Reported from Transportation (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB63)
01/22/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (10-Y 4-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/23/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2020Read second time and engrossed
01/27/2020Read third time and passed Senate (25-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2020Placed on Calendar
02/13/2020Read first time
02/13/2020Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/13/2020Assigned Transportation sub: Motor Vehicles
02/17/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/20/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/20/2020Reported from Transportation with substitute (21-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2020Committee substitute printed 20108444D-H1
02/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB63H1)
02/24/2020Read second time
02/25/2020Read third time
02/25/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108444D-H1
02/25/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB63H1
02/25/2020Passed House with substitute (85-Y 14-N)
02/25/2020VOTE: Passage (85-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020House substitute agreed to by Senate (27-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020Title replaced 20108444D-H1
02/27/2020Reconsideration of House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2020House substitute agreed to by Senate (30-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB63ER)
03/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB63ER)
03/05/2020Signed by President
03/05/2020Signed by Speaker
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
03/25/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 445 (effective 7/1/20)
03/25/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0445)