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AB-2337 Driver’s licenses: suspension and revocation.(2013-2014)

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Enrolled  August 27, 2014
Passed  IN  Senate  August 25, 2014
Passed  IN  Assembly  April 24, 2014

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2013–2014 REGULAR SESSION

Assembly Bill No. 2337


Introduced by Assembly Member Linder

February 21, 2014


An act to amend Section 13350 of, and to add Section 13350.1 to, the Vehicle Code, relating to driver’s licenses.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 2337, Linder. Driver’s licenses: suspension and revocation.
Existing law requires the driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in injury or death to another person to immediately stop the vehicle at the scene of the accident and to fulfill specified requirements. Under existing law, a violation of that provision is either a felony or a misdemeanor. Existing law requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to immediately revoke a person’s privilege to drive a motor vehicle upon receipt of a duly certified abstract of the record of a court showing that the person has been convicted of failing to fulfill those specified requirements. Existing law also prohibits the department from reinstating that privilege until the expiration of one year after the date of revocation and until the person whose privilege was revoked gives proof of financial responsibility, as defined.
This bill would instead prohibit the department from reinstating a person’s privilege to drive a motor vehicle until the expiration of 2 years after the date of revocation and until that person gives proof of financial responsibility, when that person is the driver of a vehicle involved in an accident resulting in death or permanent, serious injury to another person, and the department receives a duly certified abstract of the record of a court showing that the person has been convicted of failing to fulfill the requirements described above.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 13350 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:

13350.
 (a) The department shall immediately revoke a person’s privilege to drive a motor vehicle upon receipt of a duly certified abstract of the record of a court showing that the person has been convicted of any of the following crimes or offenses:
(1) Except as provided in Section 13350.1, failure of the driver of a vehicle to comply with Section 20001.
(2) A felony in the commission of which a motor vehicle is used, except as provided in Section 13351, 13352, or 13357.
(3) Reckless driving causing bodily injury.
(b) If a person is convicted of a violation of Section 23152 punishable under Section 23546, 23550, or 23550.5, or a violation of Section 23153 punishable under Section 23550.5 or 23566, including a violation of subdivision (b) of Section 191.5 of the Penal Code as provided in Section 193.7 of that code, the court shall, at the time of surrender of the driver’s license or temporary permit, require the defendant to sign an affidavit in a form provided by the department acknowledging his or her understanding of the revocation required by paragraph (5), (6), or (7) of subdivision (a) of Section 13352, and an acknowledgment of his or her designation as a habitual traffic offender. A copy of this affidavit shall be transmitted, with the license or temporary permit, to the department within the prescribed 10 days.
(c) The department shall not reinstate the privilege revoked under subdivision (a) until the occurrence of both of the following:
(1) The expiration of one year after the date of revocation.
(2) The person whose privilege was revoked gives proof of financial responsibility as defined in Section 16430.

SEC. 2.

 Section 13350.1 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

13350.1.
 (a) The department shall immediately revoke a person’s privilege to drive a motor vehicle upon receipt of a duly certified abstract of the record of a court showing that the person has been convicted of a violation of subdivision (a) of Section 20001 that is punishable pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (b) of Section 20001.
(b) The department shall not reinstate the privilege revoked under subdivision (a) until the occurrence of both of the following:
(1) The expiration of two years after the date of revocation.
(2) The person whose privilege was revoked gives proof of financial responsibility as defined in Section 16430.