PA 12-121—sHB 5462

Transportation Committee

Judiciary Committee

AN ACT CONCERNING DEADLINES FOR PROGRAM PARTICIPATION AND REINSTATEMENT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATOR'S LICENSE UNDER THE ALCOHOL AND DRUG ADDICTION TREATMENT PROGRAM

SUMMARY: PA 11-48 and PA 11-51, effective January 1, 2012, eliminated an alcohol and drug addiction treatment program required for an individual whose (1) motor vehicle license or nonresident operating privilege was suspended for (a) a conviction of driving under the influence or (b) two or more administrative per se violations or (2) boating certificate was suspended or revoked for 2nd degree manslaughter with a vessel (which involves operating under the influence), operating a vessel while under the influence, or 1st or 2nd degree reckless operation of a vessel while under the influence. The motor vehicles commissioner could not reinstate the license, privilege, or certificate until the individual submitted evidence of participation in the program.

This act allows an individual (1) whose license, privilege, or certificate was suspended or revoked, as explained above, on or before December 31, 2011 and (2) who was participating in, or eligible to participate in, the treatment program, to complete the program or an equivalent program the commissioner designates, and seek reinstatement of his or her license or privilege. (The act does not refer to reinstatement of a boating certificate. )

Such an individual can seek reinstatement if he or she (1) began participating in such a program by August 1, 2012; (2) submits evidence to the commissioner by June 30, 2014, that he or she has complied with the statutory requirements in effect on December 31, 2011; and (3) is otherwise eligible to have his or her license (or, presumably, driving privilege) reinstated.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

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