Senate Bill 0474
DIGEST OF SB474 (Updated April 11, 2001 6:30 PM - DI 84)
Motor vehicle electronic records. Provides that an electronic record of the bureau of motor vehicles obtained from the bureau by digital signature that bears an electronic signature is admissible in a court proceeding as if the copy were the original. Specifies that fees imposed to obtain a certified copy of a record or an electronic record from the bureau of motor vehicles apply to law enforcement agencies and to agencies of government. Requires the bureau of motor vehicles to give precedence to requests from law enforcement agencies and agencies of government for certified copies of records. Provides that in a proceeding, prosecution, or hearing where the prosecuting attorney must prove that the defendant had a prior conviction for a motor vehicle offense, the relevant portions of a certified computer printout or electronic copy made from the records of the bureau of motor vehicles are admissible as prima facie evidence of the prior conviction. Repeals provisions concerning certified abstracts of operating records.
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