HB446 Alabama 2012 Session
This bill would enable county and municipal boards of education to initiate civil enforcement of offenses related to overtaking a school bus by using automated detection devices, and allowing a civil notice of violation to be issued by mail. It would provide that the owner of the vehicle is presumptively responsible but provide procedures to transfer responsibility or to contest the notice of violation. District and municipal courts would be granted subject matter jurisdiction to adjudicate the civil notice. The bill would provide for appeals. Civil fines would be authorized. Any person who becomes responsible for payment of the civil fine would not have the violation entered on the driver's history, not suffer other adverse consequences so long as the civil fine is timely paid, and insurance companies could not use a violation to set or change insurance rates. Failure to timely pay a civil fine would result in civil collection efforts by a county or a municipal board of education
Authorizing automated enforcement related to overtaking a school bus in counties and municipalities as a civil offense; authorizing a county or municipal board of education to initiate automated school bus violation enforcement; requiring certain procedures to be followed by a county or municipal board of education using automated school bus enforcement; making the owner of the vehicle involved in a violation presumptively responsible for payment of a civil fine, but providing procedures to contest responsibility or transfer responsibility to another person; providing for jurisdiction in district courts and in municipal courts over the civil offenses and allowing appeals to the circuit court; providing enforcement regarding licensing, titling and driver's license issuance and renewal until the civil fine is paid.
|March 1, 2012||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Judiciary|
|Bill Text||HB446 Alabama 2012 Session - Introduced|