Bill Summary for H 909 (2019-2020)
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AN ACT TO AMEND THE LAWS GOVERNING THE REVOCATION OF DRIVERS LICENSES FOR FAILURE TO PAY FINE, PENALTY, OR COSTS.Intro. by Montgomery, Logan.
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Identical to S 494, filed 4/2/19.
Amends GS 20-24.1 (revocation of drivers' license for failure to appear or pay fine, penalty or costs for motor vehicle offenses) by adding to subdivision (a)(2) the requirement that before revoking a license upon failure to pay a fine, penalty, or court costs as ordered by the court, there must be a court order at sentencing supported by findings of fact that the person is able to pay and there is good cause to suspend the person's license if the person fails to pay. Modifies subsection (b) by removing costs from several subdivisions, and adding new subdivision (5) as one of several enumerated conditions, any one of which need to be met before a license may be restored; subdivision (5) adds that a license revoked for failure to pay a fine, penalty, or court costs under subdivision (a)(2) remains revoked until 12 months have passed since revocation. Amends subsection (c) to exclude from the requirement of paying a restoration fee a person who is indigent. Makes other minor, non-substantive changes, including making some language gender-neutral.
Modifies GS 20-24.2 (court to report failure to appear or pay fine, penalty, or costs) by making clarifying changes.