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Bill Detail: SB20-116

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Title Penalties For Driving Under Restraint
Status Senate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (02/12/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
  • Transportation & Motor Vehicles
House Sponsors L. Herod (D)
Senate Sponsors R. Woodward (R)
House Committee
Senate Committee Judiciary
Date Introduced 01/24/2020
Description

Under existing law, the penalty for driving while a person's license
or privilege to drive is under restraint includes that the person may not be
issued a license or granted any driving privileges for a period of time
beyond the initial restraint. This penalty is in addition to a sentence to the
county jail or fines that may be imposed as a penalty for driving under

restraint.
The bill removes the penalty restricting a person's driving
privileges beyond the initial restraint when the initial restraint is for
reasons other than an alcohol-related offense.
Under existing law, the department of revenue is required to
immediately revoke an habitual offender's driver's license. The bill
removes this revocation requirement when a person is an habitual
offender solely because of convictions for driving under restraint when
the restraint is for reasons other than an alcohol-related offense.

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