Sacramento Update

#PoliceState to stop suspending licenses for traffic fines

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation to end the practice of Californians losing their driver’s license because of unpaid traffic fines. The law takes effect July 1.

Gov. Brown said the punishment doesn’t help the state collect unpaid fines and can send low-income people into a cycle of job losses and more poverty.

The policy will help ensure people’s lives are not derailed by traffic tickets, said Sen. Bob Hertzberg, a Van Nuys Democrat who has championed the issue in the Legislature.

Brown approved the provision as part of a series of bills he signed Tuesday to enact the state budget. It will prevent courts from suspending someone’s driver’s license simply because of unpaid fines.

In March, about 488,000 people had suspended driver’s licenses for unpaid traffic tickets or missing court appearances, according to data from the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

Source: The Sacramento Bee

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  1. This one is easy.. This translates to.. The Illegal aliens are NOT paying their fines and these are our voters.. No consequences for being a scoff law. Couple that with fifty million for defending illegals in the budget an now.. one of the few ways to get these bums to respect kaly driving laws has been removed.. Good luck now trying to collect those fines. Kaly has turned BACK into the 19th century wild west. No laws and criminals protected by an irresponsible Kaly Democrat legislature. .

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