VA HB978 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 7 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-02-11 - Left in Transportation
Pending: House Transportation Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Improper driving. Provides that a person is guilty of improper driving if he drives without (i) giving his full time and attention to the operation of the vehicle or (ii) keeping the vehicle under proper control at all times. Current law allows a court to lower a charge of reckless driving to improper driving but does not allow law enforcement to charge a person with improper driving, under the bill a traffic infraction punishable by a fine of not more than $500.

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Improper driving; driving without full attention to operation of vehicle.


Roll Calls

2020-01-27 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 1-N) (Y: 5 N: 1 NV: 5 Abs: 0) [FAIL]


2020-02-11HouseLeft in Transportation
2020-01-27HouseSubcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 1-N)
2020-01-14HouseAssigned Transportation sub: Motor Vehicles
2020-01-07HouseReferred to Committee on Transportation
2020-01-07HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104178D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
462869(n/a)See Bill Text

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