Drivers' license; suspension for nonpayment of fines or costs. (HB261)

Introduced By

Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Suspension of driver's license for nonpayment of fines or costs. Removes the requirement that a court suspend the driver's license of a person convicted of any violation of the law who fails or refuses to provide for immediate payment of fines or costs. The bill allows a court, after 90 days of nonpayment where the court finds the nonpayment was not an intentional refusal to obey the sentence of the court, to provide additional time for payment, reduce the amount of each payment installment, assign community service in lieu of payment, or waive the unpaid portion in whole or in part. Upon a finding that the nonpayment was an intentional refusal to obey the sentence of the court, a court may suspend the defendant's driver's license until payment in full or until the defendant enters into a payment plan. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/30/2019Committee
12/30/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101641D
12/30/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/28/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (8-Y 0-N)
02/11/2020Left in Courts of Justice

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