An Act Regarding Driver's License Suspensions for Nondriving-related Violations
Sec. 1. 14 MRSA §3141, sub-§7, as amended by PL 1999, c. 587, §9, is further amended to read:
Sec. 2. 14 MRSA §3142, sub-§1, ¶C, as amended by PL 2003, c. 414, Pt. B, §26 and affected by c. 614, §9 and PL 2005, c. 397, Pt. A, §§51 and 52, is further amended to read:
(1) Licenses issued by the Commissioner of Marine Resources, as provided in Title 12, section 6409;
(2) Licenses issued by the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, as provided in Title 12, section 10902, subsection 3; and
(3) Watercraft, snowmobile and all-terrain vehicle registrations, as provided in Title 12, section 10902, subsection 3 ; and .
(4) Motor vehicle licenses or permits issued by the Secretary of State, the right to operate a motor vehicle in this State and the right to apply for or obtain a license or permit, as provided in Title 29-A, section 2605.
Sec. 3. 14 MRSA §3146, as enacted by PL 1987, c. 414, §2, is repealed.
Sec. 4. 29-A MRSA §2605, sub-§1, as amended by PL 2013, c. 482, §8, is further amended to read:
If a person who is not an individual fails to appear or pay a fine in a civil violation under this Title or a criminal traffic offense, the clerk shall suspend the registration of the motor vehicle involved in the offense or that person's right to operate that vehicle in the State.
This bill removes the provisions of law that allow driver’s license suspensions for failure to pay a fine in offenses not related to driving. This bill provides that the statutory exemptions from attachment and execution for certain property apply to the enforcement of fines owed to the State.