Amendment #5 to H3944

Penalty Forbearance

Representatives Lyons of Andover and O'Connell of Taunton move to amend the bill by inserting the following new section:- 


SECTION XX. (a) Section 22 of said chapter 90, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting after the first paragraph the following paragraph:-

The registrar of motor vehicles may restore the license or right to operate a motor vehicle to anyone who has had it revoked as a result of non-payments of fines incurred under the provisions of chapter ninety-four C, excluding section 32E, paragraphs (b), (c), and (d), provided that they are in compliance with a payment plan proscribed by the courts. Failure to adhere with said payment plan will result in immediate revocation of license.

(b) Chapter 94C of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 49  the following section:-

SECTION 49. Anyone having received a fine under this chapter, excepting fines levied under paragraphs (b) (c) or (d) of section 32E, shall be eligible to perform community service in lieu of payment of the fine. Any person seeking to work off said fines in community service shall perform 10 hours of community service, in a community service program relating to the rehabilitation of drug users, for each $100 owed in fines, which may be prorated. A plan community service plan shall constitute a payment plan for the purpose of reinstatement of a drivers license.

Community service shall be verified by the chief probation officer or the officer’s designee through a report to the court which shall include the nature of the community service, the recipient organization of the community service, the number of hours and identification of the source of verification. The chief probation officer or the officer’s designee shall file a copy of the verification report with the clerk of the court and the registrar of motor vehicles.