ILLINOIS (WCIA) – In Illinois, drivers who had their license suspended for reasons that didn’t involve driving may soon get them back.
A new proposal would allow people with suspended licenses because of outstanding fees to get them re-instated.
The bill removes language in the state’s vehicle code that allows a driver’s license to be suspended if the driver didn’t pay a fine for more than 10 non-moving violations.
Those with outstanding fees would still have to pay their fines.
“A driver’s license suspension should reflect a person’s driving behavior and their driving history and in this particular case, unpaid parking tickets do not reflect a person’s driving behavior or driving history.”
The bill has bipartisan support.
If the governor signs the bill, it will become law in July 2020.
(This story was originally published on November 6, 2019)