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HF 3358

as introduced - 90th Legislature (2017 - 2018) Posted on 03/13/2018 10:54am

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; requiring the commissioner of public safety to report on
driver's license suspensions and revocations;amending Minnesota Statutes 2016,
section 480.15, by adding a subdivision; proposing coding for new law in Minnesota
Statutes, chapter 171.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

[171.325] DRIVER'S LICENSE SUSPENSIONS AND REVOCATIONS;
REPORTS.

Subdivision 1.

Issuance, suspensions, and revocations.

(a) Annually by February 15,
the commissioner of public safety must report to the chairs and ranking minority members
of the house of representatives and senate committees with jurisdiction over public safety
and transportation on the status of driver's licenses issued, suspended, and revoked. The
commissioner must make the report available on the department's Web site.

(b) At a minimum, the report must include:

(1) the total number of driver's licenses issued, suspended, and revoked as of January 1
the year the report is submitted, broken down by county;

(2) for each of the previous eight calendar years, the total number of driver's licenses
suspended and the number of suspended licenses reinstated; and

(3) for each of the previous eight calendar years, the total number of driver's licenses
revoked and the number of revoked licenses reinstated.

(c) For purposes of paragraph (b), clauses (1), (2), and (3), the report must identify every
type of suspension or revocation authorized by statute or rule and include the number of
licenses suspended or revoked for each type.

Subd. 2.

Charges, convictions, and fines.

(a) Annually by February 15, the state court
administrator must report to the chairs and ranking minority members of the house of
representatives and senate committees with jurisdiction over public safety and transportation
on (1) charges and convictions for driving after suspension or revocation, and (2) payment
of fines for violations related to operation of a motor vehicle. The administrator must make
the report available on the state court's Web site.

(b) At a minimum, the report must include:

(1) for each of the previous eight calendar years, the number of charges under section
171.24, subdivisions 1 and 2, broken down by the charges for each subdivision;

(2) for each of the previous eight calendar years, the number of convictions under section
171.24, subdivisions 1 and 2, broken down by the convictions for each subdivision; and

(3) for the past calendar year, for all charges on violations related to the operation of a
motor vehicle and included on the uniform fine schedule authorized under section 609.101,
subdivision 4, the percentage of fines:

(i) paid in full by the due date on the citation;

(ii) paid in full through a payment plan;

(iii) that accrued late charges;

(iv) that were sent to court collections; and

(v) that were sent to the Department of Revenue for collection.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2016, section 480.15, is amended by adding a subdivision to
read:


Subd. 8a.

Motor vehicle charges and conviction data; report.

The court administrator
shall collect, compile, and report the data on (1) charges and convictions for driving after
suspension or revocation, and (2) payment of fines for violations related to operation of a
motor vehicle, as required under section 171.325.

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