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Penalty For Commercial Vehicle Offenses

Concerning the penalty for committing any of certain offenses involving the operation of a commercial vehicle.
2023 Regular Session
Transportation & Motor Vehicles
Bill Summary

In 2021, Senate Bill 21-271 adjusted misdemeanor penalties for a variety of offenses described in the Colorado Revised Statutes, including the penalty for certain offenses involving the operation of a commercial motor vehicle. This penalty was changed from a misdemeanor to a class A traffic infraction. However, despite making this change, Senate Bill 21-271 retained certain language that describes the punishment for the former misdemeanor offense.

The act clarifies that the penalty for the described offenses involving a commercial motor vehicle, including operating a commercial motor vehicle without a commercial driver's license, is $100, to be accompanied by a $15 surcharge.

APPROVED by Governor June 6, 2023

EFFECTIVE June 6, 2023
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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