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Introduced by Representatives Morrissey of Bennington, Allard of St. Albans Town, Andrews of Rutland City, Audette of S. Burlington, Baker of West Rutland, Branagan of Georgia, Canfield of Fair Haven, Chen of Mendon, Clark of St. Johnsbury, Clark of Vergennes, Corcoran of Bennington, Devereux of Mount Holly, Donaghy of Poultney, Donahue of Northfield, Evans of Essex, Fitzgerald of St. Albans City, Flory of Pittsford, Frank of Underhill, French of Randolph, Head of S. Burlington, Helm of Castleton, Howrigan of Fairfield, Hutchinson of Randolph, Jerman of Essex, Keogh of Burlington, Krawczyk of Bennington, Larrabee of Danville, LaVoie of Swanton, Lawrence of Lyndon, Livingston of Manchester, Marcotte of Coventry, McAllister of Highgate, McCullough of Williston, Morley of Barton, Mrowicki of Putney, O’Donnell of Vernon, Orr of Charlotte, Oxholm of Vergennes, Peaslee of Guildhall, Perry of Richford, Potter of Clarendon, Pugh of S. Burlington, Rodgers of Glover, Shaw of Derby, Smith of Morristown, Sunderland of Rutland Town, Sweaney of Windsor, Trombley of Grand Isle, Turner of Milton, Valliere of Barre City, Winters of Williamstown and Wright of Burlington

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 with fatality or serious bodily injury occurring.


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, and such and 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.  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