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Introduced by   Representatives Morrissey of Bennington, Adams of Hartland, Allaire of Rutland City, Baker of West Rutland, Bartlett of Dover, Bohi of Hartford, Branagan of Georgia, Brennan of Colchester, Clark of St. Johnsbury, Clark of Vergennes, Corcoran of Bennington, Donaghy of Poultney, Dunsmore of Georgia, Emmons of Springfield, Endres of Milton, Evans of Essex, Helm of Castleton, Houston of Ferrisburgh, Howard of Rutland City, Howrigan of Fairfield, Hudson of Lyndon, Hutchinson of Randolph, Kennedy of Chelsea, Keogh of Burlington, Larocque of Barnet, Louras of Rutland City, Marcotte of Coventry, McAllister of Highgate, McFaun of Barre Town, Metzger of Milton, Molloy of Arlington, Morley of Barton, Myers of Essex, Niquette of Colchester, Parent of St. Albans City, Peaslee of Guildhall, Smith of New Haven, Valliere of Barre City, Winters of Williamstown, Wright of Burlington and Young of Orwell

Referred to Committee on


Subject:  Motor vehicles; license suspension; one‑year suspension; insurance; failure to maintain; fatalities; serious bodily injury

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to provide for a one‑year driver license suspension for failure to maintain motor vehicle insurance and a fatality or serious bodily injury occurs.


It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  23 V.S.A. § 800(b) is amended to read:

(b)  A person who violates this section shall be assessed a civil penalty of not more than $100.00, have his or her license to operate suspended for one year if a fatality occurs or if there is serious bodily injury as defined in 13 V.S.A. § 1021, and such the violation shall be a traffic violation within the meaning of chapter 24 29 of this title Title 4.

Sec. 2.  23 V.S.A. § 2506 is amended to read:

§ 2506.  PROCEDURE

When a sufficient number of points have has been acquired, the commissioner shall suspend the license of an operator or the privilege of an unlicensed person, or nonresident to operate a motor vehicle, upon not less than 10 days’ notice, and upon hearing, if requested for verification of the conviction records.  The suspension shall be for 10 days for an accumulation of 10 points, 30 days for 15 points, 90 days for 20 points, and for a period increasing by 30 days for each additional 5 five points; except the suspension period for a conviction for first offense of sections 674, 1091, 1094, 1128, and 1133 of this title shall be 30 days;, for a second conviction 90 days, and for a third or subsequent six months, or the suspension period under the point values, whichever is greater.  If a fatality or serious bodily injury as defined in 13 V.S.A. § 1021 occurs, the suspension shall be for a period of one year in addition to the suspension under the point values.  For purposes of this section, a month shall be considered as 30 days, and one year shall equal 365 days.

Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont