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SB 66 – Exempting Driver License Reinstatement Fees for ex-convicts

Senate Bill 66 is another good bipartisan bill with bipartisan co-prime sponsorship from Senator Ernie Lopez and Representative Franklin Cooke that will help former convicts reenter society after they complete their sentence by exempting them from paying a drivers license reinstatement fee or other fees resulting from a suspended or revoked drivers license.

Currently, many former convicts are unable to reactivate their drivers licenses because they cannot pay these fees, and this places them in a downward spiral because, without a driver’s license, they may not be able to get a job or attend probation or parole check ins or other mandatory meetings, which may in turn lead them to returning to crime or prior behaviors that led them to prison in the first place.

So Senate Bill 66 exempts an individual from having to pay the revoked license or driving privileges reinstatement fee if the individual is eligible for and applies for reinstatement of the individual’s license or driving privileges within 1 year of their release from Department of Correction Level V supervision.

Senate Bill 66 SponsorsYes VoteNo Vote
Lopez, Lawson, Pettyjohn, Brown, Hansen, Gay, S.McBride, Sturgeon, Townsend, Walsh
Cooke, Baumbach, Griffith, K.Johnson, Kowalko, Lambert, Lynn, Mitchell, Morrison, Smyk, Briggs King, Gray, Postles
Current Status — Senate Transportation 2/26/21

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