Under current law, an individual who is cited for certain traffic infractions must either pay the penalty assessment or appear in court for a hearing. If the individual neither pays the infraction nor appears for a hearing, the court must issue a judgment against the individual. An individual who has an outstanding judgment:
- May have their driver's license canceled;
- May not receive a new driver's license; and
- May not renew a current driver's license.
The bill repeals these penalties and provides courts with the option of withholding a driver's state income tax refund in order to satisfy the outstanding judgment.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)