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HB 1111 - Drivers' licenses; requirements; fees; provisions

Tracking Level: Passed
Sponsor: Floyd,Johnny 147th
Last Action: 5/6/2008 - House Date Signed by Governor
House Committee: MotV
Senate Committee: PUB SAF
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

This bill provides for information to be released by the Department of Driver Services for purposes of voter registration. In addition, HB 1111 provides for any person failing to pass a driving test to pay the license fee as a testing fee. 

The Department of Drivers’ Services must send notice of suspension of driver’s license, via certified mail, to the driver’s mailing address on the license. This notice will satisfy all notice requirements of law. All uniform traffic citations must include language that failure to appear and respond will result in suspension of driver’s license. Permits are renewable upon a $5.00 fee, and can be renewed until license is reinstated. Identification cards can be renewed by mail, online or in person, and a free replacement card can be obtained within remaining term of card. 

The department is required to suspend the license of any driver that is not in compliance with an order for child support. The department shall send a suspension notice via certified mail to the address reflected on its records as the driver’s mailing address.

The Department of Drivers’ Services shall obtain the driving record of any person applying for a commercial driver’s license from any other state that person has been licensed. Any commercial driver convicted of violating an out-of-service order shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than $2,500 (previously $1,100) for first offense and not less than $5,000 (previously $2,500) for subsequent offense. Any employer knowingly allows or requires a driver to drive in violation of an out of service order shall be subject to a civil penalty of not less than $2,750 and not more than $25,000 (previously $11,000). HB 1111 also allows for light-emitting diode (LED) lights to be placed on trailing carrying logs, pulpwood, poles or posts which extend more than four feet beyond rear.

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