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HB 0342 - Motor vehicles; issuance of a traffic citation to a vehicle owner in lieu of the individual operating the motor vehicle in certain instances; provide

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Matt Dollar
Last Action: 1/13/2020 - Senate Recommitted
House Committee: Motor Vehicles
Senate Committee: Public Safety
Assigned To:
12. All CourtsNext Bill
Traffic LawNext Bill

Staff Analysis of the Legislation

HB 342 moves to amend Code Section(s) 40-2-8, and 40-8-7 of the O.C.G.A to change the nature of traffic citations by allowing law enforcement officers discretion when issuing citations during traffic violations. This would include issuing citations to the owner of the vehicle if that individual is present at the time of the aforementioned citation.

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