2021 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Krizek
License suspensions; reinstatement of driving privileges (language only)

Item 436 #2h

Item 436 #2h

Department of Motor Vehicles


Page 523, after line 53, insert:

“U. The Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles shall reinstate a person's privilege to drive a motor vehicle that was suspended prior to July 1, 2019, solely pursuant to former Article 18 of Chapter 8 of Title 46.2 of §§ 46.2-944 et seq. of the Code of Virginia and shall waive all fees relating to reinstating such person's driving privileges. Nothing in this paragraph shall require the Commissioner to reinstate a person's driving privileges if such privileges have been otherwise lawfully suspended or revoked or if such person is otherwise ineligible for a driver's license.”


(This amendment authorizes the Commissioner of the Department of Motor of Vehicles to reinstate drivers license's currently suspended for failure to pay court fines and costs in another state or D.C. During the 2020 General Assembly Session, legislation passed repealing requirements for the court to suspend driving privileges for failure to pay court fines and costs within Virginia and reinstated driving privileges for persons currently suspended for that reason.)