SB 495 DUI; definition of substantially similar laws for determining number of prior offenses.
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Summary as passed Senate: (all summaries)
DUI; prior offenses. Provides a definition of "substantially similar" for the purpose of determining when an out-of-state DUI conviction can be used to enhance punishment for a current Virginia DUI offense. Out-of-state laws that criminalize driving with a prohibited blood alcohol content of .08 percent or more by weight by volume or .08 grams or more per 210 liters of breath are deemed to be substantially similar offenses. In addition, a driving under the influence conviction in a state contiguous to the Commonwealth or in the District of Columbia is deemed to be substantially similar.

Full text:
01/13/10  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103401D  pdf | impact statement
01/27/10  Senate: Committee substitute printed 10104640D-S1  pdf | impact statements
03/08/10  House: Committee substitute printed 10105819D-H1  pdf

Status:
01/13/10  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103401D
01/13/10  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/10  Senate: Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/27/10  Senate: Committee substitute printed 10104640D-S1
01/27/10  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N)
01/29/10  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/01/10  Senate: Read second time
02/01/10  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/01/10  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 10104640D-S1
02/01/10  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB495S1
02/02/10  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/08/10  House: Placed on Calendar
02/08/10  House: Read first time
02/08/10  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/10  House: Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
03/05/10  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
03/08/10  House: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N)
03/08/10  House: Committee substitute printed 10105819D-H1
03/09/10  House: Read second time
03/09/10  House: Constitutional reading dispensed (96-Y 0-N)
03/09/10  House: VOTE: --- AGREE TO (96-Y 0-N)
03/09/10  House: Motion to reconsider constitutional reading dispensed agreed to
03/09/10  House: Constitutional reading dispensed (94-Y 0-N)
03/09/10  House: VOTE: --- ADOPTION #2 (94-Y 0-N)
03/09/10  House: Passed by for the day
03/10/10  House: Read third time
03/10/10  House: Committee substitute agreed to 10105819D-H1
03/10/10  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB495H1
03/10/10  House: Passed House with substitute (76-Y 20-N)
03/10/10  House: VOTE: --- PASSAGE (76-Y 20-N)
03/11/10  Senate: Previous question ordered (34-Y 6-N)
03/11/10  Senate: House substitute rejected by Senate (19-Y 21-N)
03/11/10  House: House insisted on substitute
03/11/10  House: House requested conference committee
03/11/10  Senate: Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N)
03/11/10  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
03/11/10  Senate: Senators: Petersen, Lucas, Hurt
03/11/10  House: Conferees appointed by House
03/11/10  House: Delegates: Albo, Bell, Robert B., Armstrong
03/14/10  Senate: No further action taken
03/14/10  Senate: Failed to pass in Senate