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Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: December 30, 2016 09:14 AM
From: Representative Rick Saccone
To: All House members
Subject: Removal of License Suspensions for Non-Driving Offenses
In the near future, I will introduce legislation which would eliminate driver’s license suspensions for crimes related to drug offenses.

Currently, when an individual is convicted of a crime related to the possession, sale, delivery, offering for sale, holding for sale or giving away of any controlled substance, there are license suspensions that are part of the conviction. As a result, we have seen an alarming number of individuals who are at a disadvantage after paying their debt to society by not being able to drive and re-enter the work force.

Although it is currently prohibited for a state to not have a license suspension associated with these crimes, a state can pass a resolution notifying the Federal Government of its intention to do away with this overly harsh penalty. If an when such a resolution is passed, it is my hope this legislation will be the final step in allowing individuals who have paid their debt to society to fully make amends for their decisions, and become a productive member of the public.

Thank you for your consideration, and please join me in sponsoring this important piece of legislation.

Introduced as HB42