SB 580 Requires motorists who have had their driver's licenses suspended or revoked to display restricted license plates
Sponsor: Stouffer
LR Number: 2291S.03I Fiscal Note: 2291-03
Committee: Transportation
Last Action: 3/14/2007 - Hearing Conducted S Transportation Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2007

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SB 580 - Under this act, any person whose driver's license has been suspended, revoked, or disqualified for a period of not less than 60 days or if the person is denied for alcohol or manslaughter violations under the law, shall immediately surrender his or her current license plates to the director of the department of revenue for destruction. The person shall be issued a set of restricted license plates that are different in color from regular plates which shall be displayed on the motor vehicle or motor vehicles registered solely or jointly in the person's name for the period of the suspension, revocation, denial, or disqualification.

Under the act, law enforcement officers shall have probable cause to stop any vehicle displaying restricted license plates to determine whether the driver of such vehicle has a valid driver's license or a limited driving privilege.

Under the act, a registered owner of a motor vehicle who has been issued restricted license plates may not sell the motor vehicle during the period the vehicle is required to display the plates unless the registered owner applies to the department of revenue for permission to transfer title to the motor vehicle. If the director is satisfied that the proposed sale is in good faith and for a valid consideration, and that the sale or transfer is not for the purpose of circumventing the provisions of the act, the director may certify its consent to the owner of motor vehicle. Any vehicle acquired by the applicant during the period of restriction shall display the restricted license plates.