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SB 176: Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform; driving privileges; enact reforms

Voted on Friday March 24, 2017

John Pezold's thoughts

SB 176 is the third portion of the Governor's Criminal Justice Reform package. When an individual is apprehended by an officer for non-serious traffic violations, in lieu of being incarcerated, ordered to post a bond, or ordered for an appearance for trial, the individual may display his or her licenses and be issued a traffic citation.

Upon the display of the license, the apprehending officer shall release the individual for further appearance before the proper judicial officer. When a uniform traffic citation is issued and the accused fails to appear before the court, before a bench warrant is issued, the clerk of court shall notify the individual via post card allowing for 30 days to dispose of the matter. If the accused again fails to dispose of the matter, the clerk of court will forward the matter to the Dept. of Drivers services the accused license number to suspend the license.

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John Pezold's Vote

Vote Totals

The table below breaks down the total number of votes, and marks the majority vote.

Voted Total % Majority Vote?
Yea 154 85.6% Majority Vote
Nay 1 0.6%
Did not vote 4 2.2%
Excused 21 11.7%