Careless driving; vulnerable road users. (SB247)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patron Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Careless driving; vulnerable road users. Provides that a person is guilty of a Class 1 misdemeanor if he operates a vehicle in a careless or distracted manner and causes the death or serious bodily injury of a vulnerable road user. Current law only imposes the penalty if such careless or distracted operation causes serious bodily injury to the vulnerable road user. The bill also allows a court to suspend the driver's license or restrict the driver's license of a person convicted of careless driving for up to six months. This bill is identical to HB 920. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103903D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/20/2022Reported from Transportation (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2022Passed by for the day
01/26/2022Read second time
01/26/2022Reading of amendment waived
01/26/2022Amendment by Senator Surovell agreed to
01/26/2022Engrossed by Senate as amended SB247E
01/26/2022Printed as engrossed 22103903D-E
01/27/2022Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB247E)
02/21/2022Placed on Calendar
02/21/2022Read first time
02/21/2022Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/22/2022Reported from Transportation (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2022Read second time
02/25/2022Read third time
02/25/2022Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/25/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB247ER)
03/01/2022Signed by Speaker
03/02/2022Signed by President
03/03/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB247ER)
03/11/2022Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 11, 2022
03/11/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 507 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0507)

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