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HB18-1406: Driver’s Licenses And Judgments For Traffic Regulations

Bill Number: Hb18-1406
Year: 2018
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: M. Foote / M. Weissman

Description:
Under existing law, the department of revenue (department) may
not issue or renew, or may cancel, a driver’s license if the applicant or
license holder has outstanding warrants or has failed to pay certain
monetary judgments relating to traffic violations. The bill prohibits the
department from denying or canceling a driver’s license when the

applicant or license holder has failed to pay a monetary judgment relating
to a traffic violation or has used public transportation without paying the
fare.
Under existing law, an outstanding judgment or warrant relating
to any municipal violation committed when the applicant or license holder
was under 18 years of age must result in the denial or cancellation of the
driver’s license. The bill limits such denials or cancellations to when the
outstanding warrant is for a traffic violation that occurred when the
applicant or license holder was under 18 years of age.

Current Status:

House Committee on Appropriations Postpone Indefinitely (05/10/2018)
House Committee on Transportation & Energy Refer Amended to Appropriations (04/26/2018)



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