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Senate Bill (S)

DIGEST

Driver's license suspension, restriction, and reinstatement. Reduces the driver's license reinstatement fee to: (1) $25 for a first suspension; (2) $50 for a second suspension; and (3) $100 for a third suspension. Establishes a temporary program to permit an individual required to pay a fee for reinstatement of driving privileges to satisfy the unpaid fees by paying $100. Permits the individual to regain driving privileges by: (1) paying the $100 driving privileges reinstatement fee to the bureau of motor vehicles (bureau); (2) providing proof of future financial responsibility; and (3) not being otherwise ineligible for reinstatement. Establishes the insurance premium Driver's license suspension, restriction, and reinstatement. Reduces the driver's license reinstatement fee to: (1) $25 for a first suspension; (2) $50 for a second suspension; and (3) $100 for a third suspension. Establishes a temporary program to permit an individual required to pay a fee for reinstatement of driving privileges to satisfy the unpaid fees by paying $100. Permits the individual to regain driving privileges by: (1) paying the $100 driving privileges reinstatement fee to the bureau of motor vehicles (bureau); (2) providing proof of future financial responsibility; and (3) not being otherwise ineligible for reinstatement. Establishes the insurance premium fund to help reduce insurance premium costs by up to 50% for an individual who has been granted a petition for reinstatement and whose annual household income does not exceed 200% of the federal poverty level. Provides that the department of correction shall assist a committed offender in: (1) obtaining driving privileges; (2) reinstating driving privileges; (3) applying for a waiver of reinstatement fees; and (4) establishing proof of financial responsibility; so that the committed offender may be eligible for driving privileges when the offender is subsequently released on parole, assigned to a community transition program, or discharged from the department. Specifies that the bureau of motor vehicles may restrict, but not suspend, the driving privileges of a person who operates a motor vehicle without proof of financial responsibility. Specifies that a person whose driving privileges are restricted may only operate a motor vehicle while going to or returning from: (1) lawful employment; (2) parenting time; (3) medical appointments; and (4) educational or vocational training. Makes operating a motor vehicle in violation of the terms of a restricted license a Class C misdemeanor. Provides that a person with restricted driving privileges is not required to pay a reinstatement fee for restoration of unrestricted driving privileges. Makes technical corrections and conforming amendments. ... View more