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SB20-116:Penalties For Driving Under Restraint

Criminal Legal Reform
Bill Number: SB20-116
Year: 2020
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: L. Herod /R. Woodward


Under existing law, the penalty for driving while a person’s license
or privilege to drive is under restraint includes that the person may not be
issued a license or granted any driving privileges for a period of time
beyond the initial restraint. This penalty is in addition to a sentence to the
county jail or fines that may be imposed as a penalty for driving under
The bill removes the penalty restricting a person’s driving
privileges beyond the initial restraint when the initial restraint is for
reasons other than an alcohol-related offense.
Under existing law, the department of revenue is required to
immediately revoke an habitual offender’s driver’s license. The bill
removes this revocation requirement when a person is an habitual
offender solely because of convictions for driving under restraint when
the restraint is for reasons other than an alcohol-related offense.

Current Status:

Senate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (02/12/20)
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary (01/24/2020)

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