2009 Regular Session


File Code: Vehicle Laws - Drunk Driving
Sponsored By:
Delegates Sophocleus, Beidle, Bohanan, Boteler, Costa, DeBoy, Elmore, Holmes, Krebs, McComas, Riley, Robinson, Sossi, Stocksdale, Walkup, and Weldon
Drunk and Drugged Driving - Refusal to Take a Blood or Breath Test - Prohibition


Prohibiting a person who is detained for specified alcohol- or drug- related driving offenses from knowingly refusing to take a specified blood or breath test if the person was detained previously for specified alcohol- or drug-related driving offenses and refused to take a blood or breath test; and providing that a violation is punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment for not more than 1 year or both.

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 Theodore Sophocleus, District 32
Delegate Pamela Beidle, District 32
Delegate John L. Bohanan, Jr., District 29B
Delegate Joseph C. Boteler, III, District 8
Delegate Robert A. Costa, District 33B
Delegate Steven J. DeBoy, Sr., District 12A
Delegate D. Page Elmore, District 38A
Delegate Marvin E. Holmes, Jr., District 23B
Delegate Susan W. Krebs, District 9B
Delegate Susan K. McComas, District 35B
Delegate B. Daniel Riley, District 34A
Delegate Barbara Robinson, District 40
Delegate Richard A. Sossi, District 36
Delegate Nancy R. Stocksdale, District 5A
Delegate Mary Roe Walkup, District 36
Delegate Richard B. Weldon, Jr., District 3B

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Chemical Tests
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties; Sentences; etc.
Drunk and Drugged Driving

Bill affects the following Statutes:

( 21-902.2 , 27-101 )


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