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House of Representatives

File No. 581

General Assembly

 

February Session, 2008

(Reprint of File No. 469)

Substitute House Bill No. 5748

 

As Amended by House Amendment Schedule "A"

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

August 1, 2008

14-227b(j)

Sec. 2

August 1, 2008

14-36(c)

Sec. 3

August 1, 2008

14-36(d)

Sec. 4

August 1, 2008

14-36g

Sec. 5

August 1, 2008

14-100a(c)

Sec. 6

August 1, 2008

14-111(b)

Sec. 7

August 1, 2008

14-111g(a)

Sec. 8

August 1, 2008

New section

Sec. 9

August 1, 2008

New section

Sec. 10

August 1, 2008

54-76b(a)

Sec. 11

August 1, 2008

54-76c(a)

Sec. 12

August 1, 2008

54-76l

Sec. 13

August 1, 2008

14-219

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 09 $

FY 10 $

Department of Motor Vehicles

TF - Cost

183,700

33,700

Comptroller Misc. Accounts (Fringe Benefits)1

TF - Cost

16,800

16,800

Judicial Dept.

GF & TF - Revenue Gain

Minimal

Minimal

Public Safety, Dept.

GF - None

None

None

Municipalities

Effect

FY 09 $

FY 10 $

Municipal Police Departments

None

None

None

Violation

Current Suspension

(All Drivers)

Suspension for 16- or 17- Year-Old Under the Bill

Speeding*

Not permitted by law until 4th conviction within two years unless ordered by the court

4th violation—up to 30 days

5th violation—up to 60 days

6th or subsequent—up to 6 months

1st violation—60 days

2nd violation—90 days

Subsequent—6 months

Reckless Driving

1st violation—30 days

Subsequent—90 days

1st violation—6 months

Subsequent—1 year

Racing on a Public Highway

1st violation—30 days

Subsequent—90 days

1st violation—6 months

Subsequent—1 year

Use of Cell Phone or Mobile Electronic Device While Driving

None

1st violation—30 days

2nd violation—90 days

Subsequent—6 months

*Speeding currently occurs when someone drives (1) at a speed that endangers the life of any vehicle occupant but not someone outside the vehicle or (2) on any highway at more than 55 miles per hour (or more than 65 miles per hour if that is the speed limit on the highway). The bill expands the definition of speeding to include someone under age 18 driving at 20 miles per hour or more above any posted speed limit less than 65 miles per hour.

Administrative Per Se License Suspension Periods

Per Se Offense

First Offense

Second Offense

Third Offense

Test Refused

6 months

1 year

3 years

Test Refused and Under 21

1 year

2 years

6 years

BAC is .08% or more but under .16%

90 days

9 months

2 years

BAC is .02% or more but under .16% and Under 21

180 days

18 months

4 years

BAC of .16% or more

120 days

10 months

2 years,

6 months

BAC of .16% or more and Under 21

240 days

20 months

5 years

Yea

31

Nay

0

(03/07/2008)

Yea

43

Nay

0

(03/24/2008)

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1 The fringe benefit costs for state employees are budgeted centrally in the Miscellaneous Accounts administered by the Comptroller. The first year fringe benefit costs for new positions do not include pension costs. The estimated first year fringe benefit rate as a percentage of payroll is 25.36%. The state's pension contribution is based upon the prior year's certification by the actuary for the State Employees Retirement System (SERS). The SERS fringe benefit rate is 33.27%, which when combined with the rate for non-pension fringe benefits totals 58.63%.