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Vehicle Code - VEH


  ( Division 7 enacted by Stats. 1959, Ch. 3. )

CHAPTER 2. Suspensions Following Unsatisfied Judgments [16250 - 16381]

  ( Chapter 2 enacted by Stats. 1959, Ch. 3. )

ARTICLE 2. Suspension of Driving Privilege [16370 - 16381]
  ( Heading of Article 2 amended by Stats. 1975, Ch. 354. )


(a) The department shall not suspend a license and shall restore any suspended license following nonpayment of a final judgment when the judgment debtor gives proof of financial responsibility for future damages and when the trial court in which the judgment was rendered orders the payment of the judgment in installments and while the payment of any installment payment is not in default.

(b) Whenever the trial court orders the payment of a judgment in installments as provided in this section, upon payment of the required fees by the judgment creditor, it shall forward a certified copy of the order to the department, together with a certified copy of the judgment or a certified copy of the register of actions in an action resulting in a judgment for damages and a certificate of facts relative to the judgment on a form provided by the department.

(c) The court shall determine the required fees, which shall be commensurate with the cost incurred by the court in carrying out the provisions of this section.

(Amended by Stats. 2001, Ch. 44, Sec. 13. Effective January 1, 2002.)