Gov. Ralph Northam Aims to Help Restore Driving Privileges to Thousand of Virginians
Governor Ralph Northam has filed a budget amendment that would eliminate the suspension of driver’s licenses for motorists with unpaid court fines and costs.
The amendment would also reinstate driving licenses for more than 627,000 Virginians who currently have suspended licenses.
Current Virginia law mandates the automatic suspension of licenses for unpaid court debt.
Virginia collects about $10 million a year from people who pay to reinstate their licenses after they’ve been suspended four unpaid fines and costs.
The General Assembly will return April 3 to take up Northam’s vetoes and amendments.