The Virginia House of Delegates has approved a budget amendment that would eliminate the suspension of driver’s licenses for motorists with unpaid court fines and costs. The House voted in favor Wednesday of Gov. Ralph Northam’s proposal to 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 for unpaid fines and costs.
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Bill Wyatt holds a B.S. in Telecommunications from Radford University. He is a radio and television station owner, journalist, broadcaster, web designer, and media consultant.
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