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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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H.26

Introduced by Representatives Grad of Moretown, Aswad of Burlington, Chen of Mendon, Donahue of Northfield, Jewett of Ripton, Minter of Waterbury and Shand of Weathersfield

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Motor vehicles; junior operator’s license; moving violations; curfew

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to:

(1)  Prohibit operation of a motor vehicle by a junior operator between the hours of 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., except when the operator is traveling on a direct route between work and home.

(2)  Require a person operating under a junior operator’s license to restart the process for acquiring the license in the event there is a conviction for a moving violation during the first six months that the license is held.

AN ACT RELATING TO JUNIOR MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATOR’S LICENSE

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


Sec. 1.  23 V.S.A. § 614(c) and (d) are added to read:

(c)  A person operating with a junior operator’s license shall not operate a motor vehicle between 11:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m., except when the operator is traveling on a direct route between work and home.

(d)  If the holder of a junior operator’s license is convicted of a moving violation which occurs during the first six months that the license is held, the holder shall be required to restart the process for acquiring the license from the date of the conviction.  The holder’s junior operator status shall then continue for an additional six months or until the age of 18 is reached, whichever occurs first.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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