Marijuana and certain traffic offenses; issuing citations. (HB1030)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Austin (R-Buchanan)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Issuing citations; marijuana and certain traffic offenses. Removes the provisions that provide that no law-enforcement officer may lawfully stop a motor vehicle for operating (i) without a light illuminating a license plate, (ii) with defective and unsafe equipment, (iii) without brake lights or a high mount stop light, (iv) without an exhaust system that prevents excessive or unusual levels of noise, (v) with certain sun-shading materials and tinting films, and (vi) with certain objects suspended in the vehicle, and the accompanying exclusionary provisions. The bill also repeals the provision that provides that no law-enforcement officer may lawfully stop, search, or seize any person, place, or thing solely on the basis of the odor of marijuana and that no evidence discovered or obtained as a result of such unlawful search or seizure shall be admissible in any trial, hearing, or other proceeding. Read the Bill »


02/07/2022: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101639D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/25/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB1030)
01/27/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/28/2022Subcommittee recommends incorporating (HB79-Campbell, R.R.)
02/07/2022Incorporated by Courts of Justice (HB79-Campbell, R.R.)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB79.


Daniel Mayben writes:

Please vote no on this. You know it’s the right thing to do. Don’t set VA back.

Christopher Woody writes:

Please vote NO on this. This will take us back 500 years.

Akemi Mokoto writes:

If police can it enforce a law, then do not make it a crime in the first place.

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