The House Judiciary Committee meets on Wednesday, Sept. 19, to take testimony on proposed changes to the Michigan Vehicle Code.
Update: The bill cleared the committee on Wednesday and now goes to the full House for consideration.
SB 809 would amend the code to do the following:
- Prohibit a Secretary of State (SOS) hearing officer from issuing an unrestricted license to a person who received a restricted license following drunk driving violations, until the person met all requirements for a driver license (or other conditions were met).
- Require the SOS to postpone considering issuance of an unrestricted license to a person who completed a sobriety court program, for three months for each “minor violation” during an ignition interlock monitoring period.
- Require a restricted license to be suspended, revoked, or denied if the person who was issued the license, with a requirement for an ignition interlock device, committed a “major violation.”
- Require a mandatory 120-day license suspension period to be served consecutively to a 60-day suspension period imposed for two serious traffic violations within 36 months, and revise the definition of “serious traffic violation.”
- Delete a requirement of a one- or three-year license suspension for a six-point violation while operating a commercial motor vehicle.
- Increase the length of a license suspension for operating a commercial vehicle during certain out-of-service periods.
– SB 809 Analysis from the Senate Fiscal Agency
The committee meets in Room 521 House Office Building, Lansing at 9 a.m.