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SB 1

  • Virginia Senate Bill
  • 2020 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Nov 18, 2019
  • Passed Senate Feb 03, 2020
  • Passed House Feb 26, 2020
  • Governor

Driver's license; suspension for nonpayment of fines or costs.

Abstract

Suspension of driver's license for nonpayment of fines or costs. Repeals the requirement that the driver's license of a person convicted of any violation of the law who fails or refuses to provide for immediate payment of fines or costs be suspended. The bill also removes a provision allowing the court to require a defendant to present a summary prepared by the Department of Motor Vehicles of the other courts in which the defendant also owes fines and costs. The bill requires the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles to return or reinstate any person's driver's license that was suspended prior to July 1, 2019, solely for nonpayment of fines or costs. Such person does not have to pay a reinstatement fee. This bill incorporates SB 10, SB 514, and SB 814 and is identical to HB 1196.

Suspension of driver's license for nonpayment of fines or costs. Repeals the requirement that the driver's license of a person convicted of any violation of the law who fails or refuses to provide for immediate payment of fines or costs be suspended. The bill also removes a provision allowing the court to require a defendant to present a summary prepared by the Department of Motor Vehicles of the other courts in which the defendant also owes fines and costs. The bill requires the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles to return or reinstate any person's driver's license that was suspended prior to July 1, 2019, solely for nonpayment of fines or costs. Such person does not have to pay a reinstatement fee. The bill contains an emergency clause and incorporates SB 10, SB 514, and SB 814.

Suspension of driver's license for nonpaymentof fines or costs. Repeals the requirement that the driver'slicense of a person convicted of any violation of the law who failsor refuses to provide for immediate payment of fines or costs besuspended. The bill also removes a provision allowing the court to require a defendant to present a summary prepared by the Departmentof Motor Vehicles of the other courts in which the defendant alsoowes fines and costs. The bill requires the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles to return or reinstate any person's driver's licensethat was suspended prior to July 1, 2020, solely for nonpayment offines or costs. Such person does not have to pay a reinstatementfee.

Bill Sponsors (15)

William M. Stanley, Jr.

  • Republican
  • upper
  • 20
Primary

Jennifer L. McClellan

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 9
Cosponsor

David R. Suetterlein

  • Republican
  • upper
  • 19
Cosponsor

Adam P. Ebbin

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 30
Cosponsor

John S. Edwards

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 21
Cosponsor

Joseph D. Morrissey

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 16
Cosponsor

John J. Bell

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 13
Cosponsor

Jennifer B. Boysko

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 33
Cosponsor

Ghazala F. Hashmi

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 10
Cosponsor

Lynwood W. Lewis, Jr.

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 6
Cosponsor

T. Montgomery "Monty" Mason

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 1
Cosponsor

Jeremy S. McPike

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 29
Cosponsor

Scott A. Surovell

  • Democratic
  • upper
  • 36
Cosponsor

Kaye Kory

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 38
Cosponsor

Sam Rasoul

  • Democratic
  • lower
  • 11
Cosponsor

Votes


Actions


Apr 09, 2020

Office of the Governor

Approved by Governor-Chapter 965 (effective 7/1/20)

Mar 13, 2020

Senate

Impact statement from DPB (SB1ER)

Mar 12, 2020

Office of the Governor

Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020

Senate

Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020

Mar 04, 2020

Senate

Signed by President

Mar 03, 2020

House

Signed by Speaker

Senate

Enrolled

Feb 26, 2020

House

Committee amendment agreed to

Senate

House amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 1-N)

House

VOTE: Passage (75-Y 25-N)

House

Passed House with amendment (75-Y 25-N)

House

Engrossed by House as amended

House

Emergency clause deleted

House

Read third time

Feb 25, 2020

House

Read second time

Feb 21, 2020

House

Reported from Appropriations (16-Y 6-N)

Feb 19, 2020

House

Referred to Committee on Appropriations

House

Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (18-Y 3-N)

Feb 18, 2020

House

Read first time

House

Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

House

Placed on Calendar

Feb 06, 2020

Senate

Impact statement from DPB (SB1ES1)

Feb 03, 2020

Senate

Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)

Jan 31, 2020

Senate

Printed as engrossed 20105850D-ES1

Senate

Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB1ES1

Senate

Committee amendment agreed to

Senate

Reading of amendment waived

Senate

Emergency clause added

Senate

Committee substitute agreed to 20105850D-S1

Senate

Reading of substitute waived

Senate

Read second time

Jan 30, 2020

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)

Jan 29, 2020

Senate

Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (13-Y 2-N 1-A)

Jan 27, 2020

Senate

Impact statement from DPB (SB1S1)

Jan 15, 2020

Senate

Reported from Judiciary with substitute (14-Y 0-N)

Senate

Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations

Senate

Incorporates SB814 (Morrisey)

Senate

Incorporates SB514 (Edwards)

Senate

Incorporates SB10 (Ebbin)

Senate

Committee substitute printed 20105850D-S1

Jan 08, 2020

Senate

Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name

Nov 18, 2019

Senate

Referred to Committee on the Judiciary

Senate

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100383D

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Incorporates SB10 (Ebbin) HTML
Impact statement from DPB (SB1S1) HTML
Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB1ES1 HTML
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1ER) HTML
Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0965) HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
Amendment: SB1AS HTML
Amendment: SB1AHE HTML
Amendment: SB1AH HTML

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