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.
Senate Bill 66 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.
The bill has passed both the House and Senate unanimously and it now heads to the Governor’s desk for his signature.
|Senate Bill 66 Sponsors||Yes Vote||No Vote|
|Lopez, Lawson, Pettyjohn, Brown, Hansen, Gay, S.McBride, Sturgeon, Townsend, Walsh||Passed Senate 21-0. Bonini Hocker Lawson Lopez Pettyjohn Richardson Wilson Brown Ennis Gay Hansen Lockman Mantzavinos Paradee Pinkney Poore S.McBride Sokola Sturgeon Townsend Walsh||None|
|Cooke, Baumbach, Griffith, K.Johnson, Kowalko, Lambert, Lynn, Mitchell, Morrison, Smyk, Briggs King, Gray, Postles||Passed House 41-0. Baumbach Bennett Bentz Bolden Brady Bush Carson Chukwuocha Cooke Dorsey Walker Griffith Heffernan K.Johnson K.Williams Kowalko Lambert Longhurst Lynn Matthews Minor-Brown Mitchell Morrison Osienski S.Moore Schwartzkopf Wilson-Anton Briggs King Collins D.Short Dukes Gray Hensley M.Smith Morris Postles Ramone Shupe Smyk Spiegelman Vanderwende Yearick||None|
|Current Status —||Sent to the Governor for his signature|