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S.304

AN ACT RELATING TO MOTOR VEHICLES

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

Sec. 1.  23 V.S.A. § 204 is amended to read:

§ 204.  PROCEDURE FOR REVOCATION OF LICENSE OR

            REGISTRATION

(a)  A person whose license to operate a motor vehicle, nondriver identification card or whose motor vehicle registration has been issued in error or is suspended or revoked by the commissioner under the provisions of this title shall surrender forthwith his or her license or registration upon demand of the commissioner or his or her authorized inspector or agent.  The demand shall be made in person or by notice in writing sent by first class mail to the last known address of the person, and the suspension shall be deemed to be in effect upon the making of the demand, if made in person, or three days after the deposit of the notice in the United States mails, if made in writing.

(b)  The commissioner or his or her authorized inspector or agent, and all enforcement officers are authorized to take possession of any certificate of title, nondriver identification card, registration, or license issued by this or any other jurisdiction, which has been revoked, canceled, or suspended, or which is fictitious, stolen, or altered.

(c)  A suspension or revocation shall be deemed to be in effect upon receipt of the notice, if made in person, or three days after the deposit of the notice in the United States mail, if made in writing and sent by first class mail to the last known address of the person.

(c)(d)  If a presuspension or prerevocation hearing is available by law, the written notice of suspension or revocation shall so state.  Unless otherwise specifically provided by statute, a written request for a hearing must be received at the department of motor vehicles within 15 days after the date of the notice or the right to a hearing is deemed to be waived.

Sec. 2.  23 V.S.A. § 603(d) is amended to read:

(d)  In addition to any other requirement of law or rule, a citizen of a foreign country shall produce his or her passport and visa, alien registration receipt card (green card), or other proof of legal presence for inspection and copying as a part of the application process for an operator license, junior operator license, or learner permit, or nondriver identification card.  Notwithstanding any other law or rule to the contrary, an operator license, junior operator license, or learner permit, or nondriver identification card issued to a citizen of a foreign country shall expire coincidentally with his or her authorized duration of stay.  A license or permit issued under this section may not be issued to be valid for a period of less than 180 days.


Sec. 3.  REPEAL

23 V.S.A. § 808 (abstract of motor vehicle licensee’s operating record) is repealed.

Sec. 4.  23 V.S.A. § 4116(f) is amended to read:

(f)  A During a period of disqualification, the commercial driver license of a person who is disqualified from driving a commercial motor vehicle shall surrender his or her Vermont commercial driver license no later than the effective date of the disqualification be deemed to be a Class D license, provided the individual is otherwise eligible.  Upon receipt of the person's commercial driver license, a Class D license shall be issued At the end of the disqualification period, the person’s license shall be restored to its prior commercial driver license status, provided the individual is otherwise eligible.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


www.leg.state.vt.us