Legislature(1995 - 1996)

02/02/1995 03:37 PM STA

Audio Topic
* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
 ssta - 2/2/95                                                                 
 Number 001                                                                    
 CHAIRMAN SHARP calls the Senate State Affairs Committee to order at           
 3:36 p.m. and brings up SB 6 as the first order of business.  The             
 chairman calls the first witness.                                             
 Number 022                                                                    
 SENATOR TAYLOR, prime sponsor of SB 6, relays information contained           
 in his sponsor statement.  Senator Taylor thinks SB 6 will increase           
 revenue to the state because it is an impetus for people to pay               
 outstanding fines.                                                            
 CHAIRMAN SHARP notes that Juanita Hensley and Joe D'Amico, both               
 from the Department of Public Safety, are available to answer                 
 Number 083                                                                    
 SENATOR DONLEY asks if the administration has a position on SB 6.             
 Number 088                                                                    
 JUANITA HENSLEY, Chief, Driver Services, Div. of Motor Vehicles,              
 Dept. of Public Safety (DPS), says she is present to testify on the           
 technical affect SB 6 would have on DPS and how SB 6 would be                 
 administered.  She guesses that the administration would be neutral           
 on this legislation at this time.                                             
 CHAIRMAN SHARP asks Ms. Hensley if it would be "do-able" to pick              
 these fines off the computer at the time of re-registration.                  
 Number 105                                                                    
 MS. HENSLEY replies SB 6 would allow the court system to suspend a            
 person's driver's license for failure to appear in court to pay a             
 moving violation.  Also, for those communities that have parking              
 offenses, an electronic update of the vehicle record could be                 
 placed by the municipality on the offender's motor vehicle file.              
 Before DPS would register a vehicle, DPS would require the                    
 registrant to show proof of having paid their parking and traffic             
 fines.  This bill does allow, and would require, a reinstatement              
 fee upon reissuance of driver's licenses.  So that would be a                 
 revenue generator for the state.                                              
 Number 123                                                                    
 SENATOR RANDY PHILLIPS makes a motion to discharge SB 6 from the              
 Senate State Affairs Committee with individual recommendations.               
 CHAIRMAN SHARP, hearing no objection, orders SB 6 released from               
 committee with individual recommendations.                                    

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