An Act Regarding Driver's License Suspensions
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 29-A MRSA §2458, sub-§2-A, as amended by PL 2015, c. 13, §1, is further amended to read:
2-A. Minimum suspension for negligent operation. The Secretary of State without preliminary hearing shall suspend for a period of at least 3 years one year a person's license if the Secretary of State, based on the Secretary of State's records or other sufficient evidence, finds that person to have negligently operated a motor vehicle in a manner so as to cause the death of another person. Prior to the determination and issuance of the suspension, the Secretary of State shall notify any family of the victim and shall consider written or oral statements received from the family in response to the notice. Upon suspending the person's license, the Secretary of State shall notify that person of an opportunity for hearing as provided in section 2483. If a person whose license is suspended under this subsection requests a hearing, the suspension is stayed pursuant to section 2483.
Effective 90 days following adjournment of the 129th Legislature, First Regular Session, unless otherwise indicated.