H. B. 2124
(By Delegate Prunty)
[Introduced January 10, 1996; referred to the
Committee on the Judiciary then Finance.]
A BILL to amend article five-a, chapter seventeen-c of the code
of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, by adding thereto a new section, designated section
five, relating to administrative sanctions for driving under
the influence (DUI).
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That article five-a, chapter seventeen-c of the code of West
Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as amended, be
amended by adding thereto a new section, designated section five,
to read as follows:
ARTICLE 5A. ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEDURES FOR SUSPENSION AND
§17C-5A-5. Administrative sanctions for DUI; special plates.
(a) If the commissioner finds that a person has been
convicted of any violation of section two, article five-a, of
this chapter, or under any statute of the United States, or any
other state, of an offense which has the same elements as an
offense described in this article, for conduct which occurred
within a period of the previous five years, the commissioner
shall require the person to purchase, display and use a special
registration plate in order to register and operate a motor
vehicle in this state. The plate shall be used for a period of
one year from the date of initial registration. No registration
plate, other than described in this section, may be issued to or for any vehicle owned by the person for a period of one year.
(b) All of the special plates provided in this section shall
be of such form and design as to include in bold black lettering
the alphabetic letters "DUI" and include a distinguishing number
to be assigned by the commissioner and shall be of the same size
as regular registration plates as well as contain any such other
words and figures as the commissioner shall prescribe.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require persons
convicted of DUI offenses to purchase and use for one year,
special license plates indicating they are a DUI offender.
This section is new; therefore, strike-throughs and
underscoring have been omitted.