Marijuana and certain traffic offenses; issuing citations, exclusion of evidence. (HB960)

Introduced By

Del. Will Wampler (R-Abingdon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Issuing citations; marijuana and certain traffic offenses; exclusion of evidence. Removes provisions that no law-enforcement officer may lawfully stop a motor vehicle for operating (i) with an expired safety inspection or registration sticker until the first day of the fourth month after the original expiration date; (ii) with defective and unsafe equipment; (iii) without a light illuminating a license plate; (iv) without brake lights, a high mount stop light, or headlights; or (v) without an exhaust system that prevents excessive or unusual levels of noise, and the accompanying exclusionary provisions. The bill also removes the exclusionary provisions for operating a motor vehicle (a) in violation of certain restrictions on people with a learner's permit, (b) while smoking with a minor present, (c) with certain sun-shading materials and tinting films, (d) with certain objects suspended in the vehicle, and (e) without the required use of seat belts, and for certain violations involving pedestrians crossing a highway. The bill also removes the exclusionary provision 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. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101174D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB960)
02/15/2022Left in Courts of Justice