Section 1 allows an eligible county to establish a license reinstatement diversion pilot program, which is currently open only to named eligible cities or other cities approved by the Commissioner of Public Safety.
Subdivision 2 provides that, in addition to cities authorized to establish diversion programs under current law, the Commissioner of Public Safety may permit counties to establish license reinstatement diversion pilot programs within their jurisdictions.
Subdivision 5 clarifies that a program participant’s obligation to pay the program fee attaches after the reinstatement fee and surcharge are paid.
Subdivision 6 provides that, as a component of the diversion program, a participant must be required to pay, on an approved schedule, only those fees, fines, and charges that affect the individual driver’s license status. Current law requires payment of all required fees, fines, and charges.
Subdivision 8 requires the Commissioner of Public Safety and each participating city and county to submit a report to the legislative Transportation and Judiciary Committees by February 1, 2013, concerning the program. The subdivision deletes the requirement to include in the report the number of people who continue to drive without a valid license.
Subdivision 9 extends the program’s sunset. A participating city or county may accept individuals for diversion until June 30, 2013 (extended from the current 2011) and may collect and disburse fees through the program through December 31, 2014 (extended from the current 2012).
This section is effective the day after final enactment.