The “License to Work Act” identifies the scope and limitations of each government office’s suspension/revocation power, the reasons for which a driver’s privileges could be restricted, and which conditions allow a person to have their license restored.
- The License to Work Act eliminates driver’s license suspension as a penalty for most non-driving violations, such as unpaid tolls, truancy (for minors), motor fuel theft, and in some cases, failure to pay parking tickets.
- For individuals who are behind on paying their parking tickets, the License to Work Act mandates an ability-to-pay hearing. If an individual is determined to be unable to pay their tickets, their license will not be suspended, and they will be offered a reasonable payment plan.
- A license that was suspended or revoked prior to the effective date of this act because of failure to pay a fine or fee (or due to other offenses listed above) will be restored by the Secretary of State.