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HB 0978 - Traffic accidents; illegal immigrants; seize vehicle; allow law enforcement

Tracking Level: Passed
Sponsor: Mills,James 25th
Last Action: 5/14/2008 - House Date Signed by Governor
House Committee: SRules
Senate Committee: PUB SAF
Assigned To:
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

HB 978 states that where a person is operating a motor vehicle without a license in violation of subsection (a) of Code Section 40-5-20, the arresting law enforcement officer shall , except in an emergency, cause the vehicle being operated by such person to be removed and impounded. The vehicle shall be released to the owner, or the owner’s spouse, child, or parent upon proof of relationship to the owner, such person displaying an unexpired driver’s license.

Short Note: Vetoed 05/14/2008

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