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ACT NO. 58


Judicial Bureau; Crimes; Motor Vehicle Violations

This act clarifies the law by specifically providing that when a person admits to violating a civil municipal ordinance, the person shall pay the waiver penalty. The amount of the full penalty and the waiver penalty shall be set forth in the complaint. If the person defaults, the full penalty shall be assessed; if the case is tried and the defendant loses, the defendant may be assessed a civil penalty in an amount not less than the waiver penalty and not more than the full penalty provided for in the ordinance.

This act also makes it a crime if a person, who is stopped for a motor vehicle violation, fails to give the law enforcement officer his or her name and address and the name and address of the owner of the vehicle.

Effective Date: July 1, 1999, except for the sections dealing with the judicial bureau, which take effect on September 1, 1999.