SB 162 Driver's licenses, commercial driver's licenses, etc.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Driver's licenses, etc. Provides that obtaining, aiding in obtaining, or possessing a Virginia driver’s license, special identification card, vehicle registration, certificate of title or other document issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) constitutes a Class 2 misdemeanor if the violation involved obtaining or possession of the document for purposes of engaging in an age-limited activity (such as obtaining, possessing, or consuming alcoholic beverages) but constitutes a Class 6 felony if the violation was committed for other purposes. The bill also allows persons moving to Virginia from another state or country sixty days (instead of thirty days) to obtain Virginia driver’s licenses.

The bill prohibits the use of immigration visas and written statements (whether notarized or not) wherein another person “vouches” for the Virginia residency of an applicant for a Virginia driver’s license, commercial driver’s license, temporary driver’s permit, learner’s permit, motorcycle learner’s permit, or special identification card. For applicants less than nineteen years old, however, proof that the applicant’s parent or guardian is a Virginia resident may be accepted as evidence of the applicant’s Virginia residency.

With certain exceptions (most notably for military personnel stationed outside Virginia and persons residing outside of Virginia in connection with their employment), the bill requires DMV to cancel the Virginia driver’s licenses, commercial driver’s license, and special identification cards or persons who change their address to a non-Virginia address.

Under this legislation, no person who holds a Virginia driver’s license, commercial driver’s license, temporary driver’s permit, learner’s permit, or motorcycle learner’s permit would be allowed to hold a special identification card issued by DMV.

The legislation requires the DMV Commissioner, no later than December 1, 2002, to report to the Chairmen of the House and Senate Transportation Committees regarding the need for further modification or enhancement to the identity and residency requirements in the application process for Virginia driver’s licenses, commercial driver’s licenses, learner’s permits, temporary driver’s permits and special identification cards. The report specifically must include an assessment of the feasibility and effectiveness of requiring applicants for DMV documents to prove their legal presence in the United States.

This bill is the same as HB 638.

Full text:
01/09/02  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/08/02 023433406  pdf | impact statement
01/29/02  Senate: Printed as engrossed 023433406-E  pdf | impact statement
02/27/02  House: Committee substitute printed 028096406-H1  pdf
03/12/02  Senate: Conference substitute printed 028119560-S1  pdf
03/15/02  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB162ER)  pdf | impact statements
04/17/02  Senate: Reenrolled bill text (SB162ER2)  pdf
04/18/02  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0834)  pdf

Amendments:
Senate amendments
Conference amendments
Governor's recommendation

Status:
01/09/02  Senate: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/08/02 023433406
01/09/02  Senate: Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/18/02  Senate: Assigned to Transport. sub-committee: 1
01/24/02  Senate: Reported from Transportation w/amds (15-Y 0-N)
01/28/02  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/28/02  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (39-Y 0-N)
01/29/02  Senate: Read second time
01/29/02  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
01/29/02  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
01/29/02  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
01/29/02  Senate: Printed as engrossed 023433406-E
01/30/02  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
01/30/02  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (40-Y 0-N)
01/30/02  Senate: Communicated to House
02/04/02  House: Placed on Calendar
02/04/02  House: Read first time
02/04/02  House: Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/26/02  House: Reported from Tra. w/sub (18-Y 4-N)
02/27/02  House: Committee substitute printed 028096406-H1
02/28/02  House: Read second time
03/01/02  House: Read third time
03/01/02  House: Committee substitute agreed to 028096406-H1
03/01/02  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute 028096406-H1
03/01/02  House: Passed House with substitute (80-Y 15-N)
03/01/02  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (80-Y 15-N)
03/05/02  Senate: House substitute rejected by Senate (4-Y 35-N)
03/05/02  Senate: VOTE: REJECT HOUSE AMENDMENT (4-Y 35-N)
03/06/02  House: House insisted on substitute
03/06/02  House: House requested conference committee
03/07/02  Senate: Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/02  Senate: VOTE: ACCEDE CONF. COMM. (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/02  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
03/07/02  Senate: Senators: Watkins, Rerras, Puckett
03/07/02  House: Conferees appointed by House
03/07/02  House: Delegates: O'Brien, McDougle, Johnson
03/09/02  Senate: Reading of conference report waived
03/09/02  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/09/02  Senate: VOTE: CONF. COMMITTEE RPT. (40-Y 0-N)
03/09/02  House: Conference report agreed to by House (87-Y 6-N 1-A)
03/09/02  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (87-Y 6-N 1-A)
03/12/02  Senate: Conference substitute printed 028119560-S1
03/15/02  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB162ER)
03/18/02  Senate: Enrolled
03/18/02  House: Signed by Speaker
03/19/02  Senate: Signed by President
04/08/02  Senate: Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/17/02  Senate: Placed on Calendar
04/17/02  Senate: Senate concurred in Gov's recommendation (40-Y 0-N)
04/17/02  Senate: VOTE: ADOPT GOV. RECOMM. (40-Y 0-N)
04/17/02  House: House concurred in Gov's recommendation (98-Y 0-N)
04/17/02  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N)
04/17/02  Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
04/17/02  Senate: Reenrolled
04/17/02  Senate: Reenrolled bill text (SB162ER2)
04/17/02  Senate: Signed by President as reenrolled
04/17/02  House: Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/17/02  House: Enacted, Chapter 834 (effective 7/1/02)
04/18/02  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0834)