An Act To Address Suspension of an Operator's License for Negligent Operation Causing the Death of Another Person
Sec. 1. 29-A MRSA §2458, sub-§2-A, as enacted by PL 2007, c. 486, §1, is amended to read:
Under current law, the Secretary of State is required to suspend without preliminary hearing a person's license to drive for a period of at least 3 years if the Secretary of State finds that person to have recklessly or negligently operated a motor vehicle so as to cause the death of another person.
This bill reduces the mandatory minimum administrative license suspension from 3 years to 90 days, creates a maximum administrative license suspension period of 4 years and removes reference to reckless operation as unnecessary since a suspension is determined by the Secretary of State's application of the lesser civil standard of negligent operation.