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SB 1270: Penalties and Fees

GENERAL BILL by Brandes ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Rouson

Penalties and Fees; Requiring a certain application to provide the applicant with the option to fulfill any court-ordered financial obligation associated with a case by enrolling in a payment plan or by completing community service if ordered by the court; revising requirements relating to the payment of court-related fines or other monetary penalties, fees, charges, and costs; authorizing the clerk to refer any application believed to be fraudulent to the court for review; prohibiting the suspension of a person’s driver license solely for failure to pay certain financial obligations if the person requests a hearing and demonstrates specified circumstances to the court, after notice of a penalty and before the suspension takes place; requiring a court to inquire at the time a certain civil penalty is ordered whether the person is able to pay it, etc.

Effective Date: Except as otherwise expressly provided in this act and except for this section, which shall take effect upon this act becoming a law, this act shall take effect October 1, 2018
Last Action: 2/16/2018 Senate - Now in Appropriations
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
12/15/2017 Senate • Filed
1/11/2018 Senate • Referred to Transportation; Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; Appropriations -SJ 147
• Introduced -SJ 147
1/12/2018 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Transportation, 01/18/18, 10:00 am, 401 Senate Office Building
1/18/2018 Senate • Favorable by Transportation; YEAS 5 NAYS 0 -SJ 204
• Now in Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice -SJ 204
2/9/2018 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice, 02/14/18, 1:30 pm, 37 Senate Office Building
2/14/2018 Senate • Subcommittee Recommendation: CS by Appropriations Subcommittee on Criminal and Civil Justice; YEAS 6 NAYS 0
2/16/2018 Senate • Now in Appropriations