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H.275

Introduced by   Representative Pillsbury of Brattleboro

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Motor vehicles; registration; parking tickets

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to authorize the commissioner of motor vehicles to suspend or revoke a motor vehicle registration if the registrant has unpaid parking tickets totaling $45.00 or more and to clarify that suspension or revocation may take place when the registrant is the habitual user of drugs which impair safe operation of a vehicle.

AN ACT RELATING TO SUSPENDING OR REVOKING MOTOR VEHICLE REGISTRATION FOR UNPAID PARKING TICKETS AND HABITUAL DRUG USE

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

Sec. 1.  23 V.S.A. § 308 is amended to read:

§ 308.  SUSPENSION AND REVOCATION OF REGISTRATION

The commissioner may suspend or revoke the registration of any motor vehicle, registered in this state, and repossess the number plates assigned to it, when he or she is satisfied that:

(1)  Such The vehicle has been stolen and that the registrant thereof has no does not have legal title thereto; or

(2)  Such The vehicle is in such poor mechanical condition as to make its operation and use a menace or danger; or

(3)  Such The vehicle is operated without proper equipment after the owner thereof has been notified to procure and use such equipment as is required by law or department regulations rules; or

(4)  The owner of such the motor vehicle has perpetrated some fraud upon the motor vehicle department; or

(5)  The owner of such the motor vehicle is an habitual user of intoxicating liquor to excess or other drug which renders the person incapable of driving safely; or

(6)  The number plates were erroneously issued; or

(7)  The owner of the motor vehicle has unpaid parking tickets totaling $45.00 or more; or

(7)(8)  Suspension or revocation is authorized under any other provision of law.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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