AN ACT

 

1Amending Title 75 (Vehicles) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated
2Statutes, in licensing of drivers, further providing for
3probationary license.

4The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
5hereby enacts as follows:

6Section 1. Section 1554(b), (f)(7) and (k) of Title 75 of
7the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes are amended to read:

8§ 1554. Probationary license.

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10(b) Petition.--

11(1) An applicant for a probationary license must file a
12petition with the department by certified mail setting forth
13in detail the need for operating a motor vehicle. The
14petition shall be on a form prescribed by the department and
15shall identify the specific motor vehicles the petitioner
16seeks permission to operate. The petition shall include the
17operator's name, address and operator number and proof of
18financial responsibility. The department may require

1additional information as well as verification of the
2information contained in the petition. All fines, costs and
3restoration fees must be paid at the time of the petition.

4(2) Before being eligible to petition for a probationary
5license, a person must have served and earned credit toward
6serving the following terms of suspension or revocation for
7offenses enumerated in sections 1532 (relating to suspension
8of operating privilege), 1539 (relating to suspension of
9operating privilege on accumulation of points) and 1543
10(relating to driving while operating privilege is suspended
11or revoked):

12(i) A person with one to seven offenses must have
13earned credit for at least a [three-year] one and one-
14half year term of suspension or revocation.

15(ii) A person with 8 to 14 offenses must have earned
16credit for at least a [four-year] two-year term of
17suspension or revocation.

18(iii) A person with 15 to 21 offenses must have
19earned credit for at least a [five-year] two and one-half 
20year term of suspension or revocation.

21(iv) A person with 22 or more offenses must have
22earned credit for at least a [six-year] three-year term
23of suspension or revocation.

24(3) (i) The applicant must prove to the satisfaction of
25the department that the applicant has not driven a motor
26vehicle during the minimum period of suspension or
27revocation.

28(ii) The applicant's driving history during the
29minimum period of suspension or revocation shall be
30sufficient documentation for the department to determine

1whether the applicant is eligible for a probationary
2license.

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4(f) Unauthorized issuance.--The department shall not issue a
5probationary license to:

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7(7) A person who [has previously been issued a
8probationary license.], at the time he applies for a 
9probationary license, has previously been granted such a 
10privilege within the period of five years next preceding such 
11application.

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13(k) Limitation.--A person to whom a probationary license is
14issued for [six] three consecutive years shall be eligible to
15apply for a regular driver's license at the fee prescribed by
16section 1951(a) (relating to driver's license and learner's
17permit) upon satisfactory completion of the sixth year of the
18probationary license.

19Section 2. This act shall take effect in 60 days.