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Key Votes

SB 407 - Removing Record Check Fee for Class D and E Drivers Licenses - Key Vote

Louisiana Key Votes

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Removing Record Check Fee for Class D and E Drivers Licenses

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (28-6) - (Key vote)

Title: Removing Record Check Fee for Class D and E Drivers Licenses

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that removes authority for record check fee for Class D and E licenses and requires a refund for any persons who paid a record check for these class designated licenses by September 1, 2010.

Highlights:
-Establishes that the department will perform a driving record check on any person applying for a commercial driver's license (Sec. 1). -Authorizes a check with the National Diver Register to see if the driver has committed prior offenses (Sec. 1). -Authorizes that the department may perform a similar check for Class D chauffeur's licenses and Class E personal vehicle driver's licenses (Sec. 1). -Requires the department to refund any person who paid a record check fee for Class D or E licenses by September 1, 2010 and prohibits the closing of regional, parish, or local offices to supplant the loss in revenue (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (91-6) -

Title: Removing Record Check Fee for Class D and E Drivers Licenses

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (21-7) - (Key vote)

Title: Removing Record Check Fee for Class D and E Drivers Licenses

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill regarding license regulations.

Highlights:
-Specifies that the record check for a commercial driver's license must include a check with the National Driver Register (Sec. 1). -Permits the department to perform similar checks for applicants of Class "D" chauffeur's licenses and Class "E" personal vehicle driver's licenses (Sec. 1). -Eliminates the record check fee for all applicants (Sec. 1). -Establishes that the department shall not issue a driver's license to an applicant who is disqualified from operating a motor vehicle, whose driver's license has been suspended, revoked, or canceled, or who has otherwise lost the privilege to drive in another state or jurisdiction (Sec. 1). -Provides that record check fees paid by applicants for Class "D" chauffeur's license or a Class "E" personal vehicle driver's license to the department on and after March 8, 2010, shall be refunded to such applicants not later than September 1, 2010 (Sec. 2).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Removing Record Check Fee for Class D and E Drivers Licenses

Sponsors

  • Joe McPherson (LA - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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