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Amendment

 

February Session, 2012

LCO No. 5035

   
 

*HB0555305035HDO*

Offered by:

 

REP. FOX, 146th Dist.

REP. REYNOLDS, 42nd Dist.

 

To: Subst. House Bill No. 5553

File No. 551

Cal. No. 406

Strike lines 4 to 38, inclusive, in their entirety and substitute the following in lieu thereof:

"(i) (1) Whenever any person has been convicted of any violation of section 14-110, 14-147, 14-215, as amended by this act, 14-222 or 14-224 and such person's license has been suspended by the commissioner, such person may make application to the commissioner for the reversal or reduction of the term of such suspension. Such application shall be in writing and shall state specifically the reasons why such applicant believes that the applicant is entitled to such reversal or reduction. The commissioner shall consider each such application and the applicant's driver control record, as defined in section 14-111h, and may grant a hearing to the applicant in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 and section 14-4a.

(2) Any person whose license has been revoked in accordance with subparagraph (C) of subdivision (3) of subsection (g) of section 14-227a, as amended by this act, may, at any time after [six] two years from the date of such revocation, request a hearing before the commissioner, conducted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, and the provisions of subdivision (1) of this subsection for reversal or reduction of such revocation. The commissioner shall require such person to provide evidence that any reversal or reduction of such revocation shall not endanger the public safety or welfare. Such evidence shall include, but not be limited to, proof that such person has successfully completed an alcohol education and treatment program, and proof that such person has not been convicted of any offense related to alcohol, controlled substances or drugs during the preceding [six] two years. The commissioner shall require any person, as a condition of granting such reversal or reduction, to install and maintain an approved ignition interlock device, in accordance with the provisions of subsection (i) of section 14-227a, as amended by this act. The approved ignition interlock device shall be installed and maintained for [a period of ten years after the date of the granting of such reversal or reduction] any period during the lifetime of such person in which such person owns or operates a motor vehicle, except that such person may, at any time after fifteen years from the date the commissioner grants such reversal or reduction, request a hearing before the commissioner, conducted in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to remove such ignition interlock device. The commissioner may authorize the removal of such ignition interlock device, for good cause shown, after such fifteen-year period and such hearing. The commissioner may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, to establish standards to implement the provisions of this section. "

In line 82, after "program" strike ", an"

In line 83, strike "appointment with a probation officer"

In line 96, strike ", an appointment with a probation officer"

In line 110, strike "suspension" and substitute "revocation" in lieu thereof

In line 145, strike ", an appointment with a probation"

In line 146, strike "officer"

In line 193, strike ", an appointment with a probation officer"

Strike lines 332 to 397, inclusive, in their entirety