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HB 2409 Driver's licenses; suspension for failure to pay court fines and costs.

Introduced by: Gregory D. Habeeb | all patrons    ...    notes | add to my profiles

SUMMARY AS INTRODUCED:

Unpaid court fines and costs; driver's license suspensions; collection; community service. Removes the existing provisions that a person's driver's license is suspended (i) when he is convicted or placed on deferred disposition for a drug offense and (ii) for violations not pertaining to the operation of a motor vehicle. The bill provides that a court may permit an inmate in a local or regional jail to earn credits against any fines or court costs imposed against him by performing community service. The bill increases the grace period after which collection activity for unpaid court fines, costs, forfeitures, penalties, and restitution may be commenced from 30 days to 90 days after sentencing or judgment. The provisions of the bill that affect the Code of Virginia have a delayed effective date of September 1, 2017.


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