Habitual offenders; repeals remaining provisions of Habitual Offender Act. (SB1122)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta) with support from co-patrons Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond), and Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Habitual offenders; repeal. Repeals the remaining provisions of the Habitual Offender Act. The bill also requires that the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles reinstate a person's privilege to drive a motor vehicle that was suspended or revoked solely on the basis that such person was determined to be or adjudicated a habitual offender pursuant to the Habitual Offender Act. The bill also authorizes the Virginia Alcohol and Safety Action Program to continue to administer intervention for individuals who were ordered to attend an intervention interview on or before June 30, 2021. Read the Bill »


03/31/2021: signed by governor


12/22/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100838D
12/22/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/18/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/18/2021Reported from Judiciary with substitute (10-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2021Committee substitute printed 21103177D-S1
01/19/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2021Read second time
01/20/2021Reading of substitute waived
01/20/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103177D-S1
01/20/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1122S1
01/21/2021Passed by for the day
01/22/2021Passed by for the day
01/25/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2021Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2021Reading of amendment waived
01/25/2021Amendment by Senator Stanley agreed to
01/25/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB1122ES1
01/25/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2021Passed Senate (26-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2021Printed as engrossed 21103177D-ES1
02/02/2021Placed on Calendar
02/02/2021Read first time
02/02/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/04/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1122ES1)
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice
02/09/2021Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/10/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
02/12/2021Reported from Courts of Justice (19-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Read second time
02/17/2021Read third time
02/17/2021Passed House (79-Y 20-N)
02/17/2021VOTE: Passage (79-Y 20-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1122ER)
02/19/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1122ER)
02/19/2021Signed by Speaker
02/22/2021Signed by President
02/24/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on February 24, 2021
02/24/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/31/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 463 (effective 7/1/21)
03/31/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0463)