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.
AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVER LICENSE SUSPENSION FOR FAILURE TO HAVE MOTOR VEHICLE INSURANCE
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:
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
Sec. 2. 23 V.S.A. § 2506 is amended to read:
§ 2506. PROCEDURE
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.
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