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SB 350 - Increasing Penalties for Driving Without a License - Key Vote

Georgia Key Votes

Keith Heard voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

Read statements Keith Heard made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Increasing Penalties for Driving Without a License

Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (99-68) - (Key vote)

Title: Increasing Penalties for Driving Without a License

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that makes it a felony upon the fourth or subsequent violation within a five year period of driving without a valid driver's license, punishable by one to five years' imprisonment and a possible fine of $2,500 to $5,000.

Highlights:
- Grants first-time offenders the opportunity to present to the court proof of a valid driver's license issued by the state of Georgia in order to have the charge dropped [sec. 3 (a)]. - Requires jails to make a reasonable effort to determine the nationality of an individual convicted of driving without a valid driver's license (Sec. 4). - Requires offenders be fingerprinted upon the first conviction of driving without a valid driver's license. The fingerprints will be transferred to the Georgia Crime Information Center where an identification number will be assigned to the individual for the purpose of tracking any future violations [sec. 3 (a)]. - Requires any court that has jurisdiction over traffic violations to report to the Department of Drivers Services the name and other identifying information of any individual convicted of driving without a valid driver's license (Sec. 2). - Establishes the effective date of this Act as July 1, 2008 (Sec. 5). - This is a substitute bill sponsored by the House Judiciary committee (Non-Civil).
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (38-13) - (Key vote)

Title: Increasing Penalties for Driving Without a License

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that makes it a felony upon the fourth or subsequent violation within a five year period of driving without a valid driver's license, punishable by one to five years' imprisonment and a possible fine of $2,500 to $5,000.

Highlights:
- Grants first-time offenders the opportunity to present to the court proof of a valid driver's license issued by the state of Georgia in order to have the charge dropped [sec. 2 (a)]. - Requires jails to make a reasonable effort to determine the nationality of an individual convicted of driving without a valid driver's license (Sec. 3). - Requires offenders be fingerprinted upon the first conviction of driving without a valid driver's license [sec. 2 (a)]. - Establishes the effective date of this Act as July 1, 2008 (Sec. 4).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Increasing Penalties for Driving Without a License

Sponsors

  • Eric B. Johnson (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Chip Rogers (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Mitchell W. 'Mitch' Seabaugh (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Don R. Thomas (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John J. Wiles (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
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