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Introduced Version Senate Concurrent Resolution 53 History

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SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 53

(By Senators Snyder, Beach, Foster, Unger, Laird, Stollings and Kessler (Mr. President))

 

 

 

Requesting the Joint Committee on Government and Finance study the problem of too many driver’s license suspensions resulting from failure to pay court fines.

    Whereas, The Division of Motor Vehicles reports that there are 80,000 to 90,000 drivers’ license suspensions and revocations per year. Of these, 10,000 are driving under the influence related, 7,000 are related to lack of insurance and 2,000 are related to points against the license; and

    Whereas, The remainder are from failure to timely pay fines. This harms job prospects and remains in the driver's permanent record. It would appear that the Division of Motor Vehicles time and expertise would be better spent by not being a de facto collection agency for the court system; therefore, be it

    Resolved by the Legislature of West Virginia:

    That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance is hereby requested to study the problem of too many driver’s license suspensions resulting from failure to pay court fines; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the Joint Committee on Government and Finance report to the regular session of the Legislature, 2013, on its findings, conclusions and recommendations, together with drafts of any legislation necessary to effectuate its recommendations; and, be it

    Further Resolved, That the expenses necessary to conduct this study, to prepare a report and to draft necessary legislation be paid from legislative appropriations to the Joint Committee on Government and Finance.

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