Maine LD 214: An Act To Stay Certain Suspensions Imposed by the Secretary of State Pending Appeal

LD 214 (subjects: OPERATORS LICENSES , SUSPENSION )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=214&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Ronald Collins of York: (R – District 34) — e-mail | Facebook

5 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/3/2015 Senate Committee on TRANSPORTATION
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Collins of York REFERRED to the Committee on TRANSPORTATION
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
2/3/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on TRANSPORTATION.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/24/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED
READ ONCE
Committee Amendment “A” (S-5) READ and ADOPTED
Assigned for Second Reading next Legislative Day
3/25/2015 Senate COMMITTEE ON BILLS IN THE SECOND READING REPORTS NO FURTHER VERBAL AMENDMENTS NECESSARY, Senator Saviello, Senate Chair. REPORT ACCEPTED.
READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-5).
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
3/26/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
3/31/2015 House Committee on Bills in the Second Reading Reports no further verbal amendments necessary Representative McLEAN of Gorham, Chair, House of Representatives Report Accepted.
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-5).
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/1/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/2/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 214 as originally introduced. L.D. 214 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (S-5) .

An Act To Stay Certain Suspensions Imposed by the Secretary of State Pending Appeal

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 29-A MRSA 2458, sub- 2-A, as enacted by PL 2007, c. 486, 1, is amended to read:

2-A. Minimum suspension for negligent operation. The Secretary of State without preliminary hearing shall suspend for a period of at least 3 years a person’s license if the Secretary of State, based on the Secretary of State’s records or other sufficient evidence, finds that person to have recklessly or negligently operated a motor vehicle in a manner so as to cause the death of another person. Prior to the determination and issuance of the suspension, the Secretary of State shall notify any family of the victim and shall consider written or oral statements received from the family in response to the notice. Upon suspending the person’s license, the Secretary of State shall notify that person of an opportunity for hearing as provided in section 2483. If a person whose license is suspended under this subsection requests a hearing, the suspension is stayed pursuant to section 2483, subsection 4.

SUMMARY

This bill clarifies that a suspension of a person’s driver’s license by the Secretary of State based upon a determination that the person recklessly or negligently operated a motor vehicle in a manner that caused the death of another person is stayed upon a request for a hearing by the person.

Patterns of Support

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This information about LD 214 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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