02RS HB426


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HB 426 (BR 1609) - M. Weaver, Jo. Turner, B. Buckingham, C. Geveden, J. Hoover, T. McKee

     AN ACT relating to motor vehicle operator's licenses.
     Create a new section of KRS 186.400 to 186.640 to allow the holder of a Kentucky operator's license or a new Kentucky resident whose driving privileges have been suspended in another state to obtain or renew an operator's license if the suspension is for an offense other than a felony traffic offense or habitual violator offense and the offense is more than five years old; specify that the license be stamped "VALID IN KENTUCKY ONLY"; require recipients of such licenses to sign a form stating that they understand they may be subject to arrest if stopped in other state while driving on the "Kentucky Only" license; require the holder of such a license whose driving privileges are restored to go to the circuit clerk to receive a new license; prohibit circuit clerks from issuing a license to any person whose license has been suspended in another state for any offense less than five years old; require that all offenses less than five years old be resolved before an operator's license may be issued; exempt CDLs from provisions of the Act; amend KRS 186.570, regarding suspension of an operator's license, to prohibit the Transportation Cabinet from suspending the license of a Kentucky resident for an out-of-state offense, other than a felony traffic offense or habitual violator offense, if the offense is more than five years old; exclude CDLs from the suspension provisions; amend KRS 186.860 and 186.440 to conform; require Transportation Cabinet to promulgate or amend necessary regulations to implement the Act within thirty days of its effective date.


     HCS - Delete subsections (2) through (6) of Section 1 of the Act and insert in lieu thereof limited conditions under which a Kentucky driver's license will be issued when a person's license is suspended in another state; amend Section 3 to conform; amend Section 4 to add the "Driver's License Compact" to the list of interstate agreements Kentucky has the authority to enter.

     Jan 18-introduced in House
     Jan 22-to Transportation (H)
     Mar 5-posted in committee
     Mar 7-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 8-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 13-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 14, 2002
     Mar 14-3rd reading, passed 97-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 15-received in Senate
     Mar 19-to Judiciary (S)

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