2009 Regular Session


File Code: Transportation - Highways Crossfiled with: SENATE BILL 971
Sponsored By:
Delegates Eckardt, Anderson, Dumais, Frank, Haddaway, Krebs, McComas, Norman, Schuh, Serafini, Shank, Shewell, Sossi, and Walkup
Criminal Law - Manslaughter by Vehicle or Vessel - Fatigued Driving


Establishing that a person who causes the death of another by driving, operating, or controlling a vehicle or vessel while knowingly fatigued is guilty of driving, operating, or controlling a vehicle or vessel in a grossly negligent manner and the felony of manslaughter by vehicle or vessel; establishing penalties for a violation of the Act; providing for the construction of the Act; etc.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 2/18 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Judiciary
Senate Action
No Action

Sponsored by:

Delegate Adelaide C. Eckardt, District 37B
Delegate Curt Anderson, District 43
Delegate Kathleen M. Dumais, District 15
Delegate William J. Frank, District 42
Delegate Jeannie Haddaway, District 37B
Delegate Susan W. Krebs, District 9B
Delegate Susan K. McComas, District 35B
Delegate H. Wayne Norman, District 35A
Delegate Steven R. Schuh, District 31
Delegate Andrew A. Serafini, District 2A
Delegate Christopher B. Shank, District 2B
Delegate Tanya T. Shewell, District 5A
Delegate Richard A. Sossi, District 36
Delegate Mary Roe Walkup, District 36

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Boats and Ships
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties; Sentences; etc.
Death -see also- Advance Medical Directives; Wrongful Death.
Motor Vehicles -see also- Aband Veh; Ambulances; Buses; etc.
Negligence -see also- Medical Malpractice

Bill affects the following Statute:

Criminal Law
( 2-209 )


Bill Text (Displayed in PDF Format): First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note (Displayed in PDF Format): Available
Amendments: None offered