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Driver’s Licenses And Judgments For Traffic Regulations

Concerning action that can be taken against an individual's driver's license based on the person's failure to pay for traffic violations.
2018 Regular Session
Courts & Judicial
Transportation & Motor Vehicles
Bill Summary

Under existing law, the department of revenue (department) may not issue or renew, or may cancel, a driver's license if the applicant or license holder has outstanding warrants or has failed to pay certain monetary judgments relating to traffic violations. The bill prohibits the department from denying or canceling a driver's license when the applicant or license holder has failed to pay a monetary judgment relating to a traffic violation or has used public transportation without paying the fare.

Under existing law, an outstanding judgment or warrant relating to any municipal violation committed when the applicant or license holder was under 18 years of age must result in the denial or cancellation of the driver's license. The bill limits such denials or cancellations to when the outstanding warrant is for a traffic violation that occurred when the applicant or license holder was under 18 years of age.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. M. Foote, Rep. M. Weissman



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