NYS Bill Passed: No More Driver’s License Suspensions For Unpaid Tickets and Fines
This is pretty big news in regards to driver's licenses in New York State.
According to WKBW, the New York State Senate and Assembly have passed a bill to end the suspension of driver's licenses based on the failure to traffic tickets, along with additional fines.
The state legislation has created a new "payment plan" system for drivers.
The new bill is part of a push to change policies that unfairly impact low-income families and minorities.
“Through this bill, we’re not only lifting the suspensions tied to unpaid traffic fines, but we’re creating a system for New Yorkers to pay these fees efficiently and without fear of losing a job, missing a rent payment, or forfeiting an education due to personal and financial challenges,” said Senator Tim Kennedy.
Over 1.6 million driver’s license suspensions related to traffic debt were issued over a recent 28-month period, according to the Driven by Justice Coalition.
To read more information, visit WKBW.