Maryland House Bill 1267: Prohibits driver’s license suspension for people on payment plans.

Maryland HB 1267 allows individuals who owe fines and fees to enter into a payment plan to avoid driver’s license suspension for nonpayment.

You can read the full text of the bill here.

Key Provisions
  • If an individual has $300 or more of unpaid fines, and the court determines that the individual is unable to pay, they qualify to enter into a payment plan. The bill specifies that monthly payments should be equal to 10% of the total amount of fines and fees owed under the payment plan.
  • Individuals with suspended driver’s licenses who enter into the payment plan agreement will have their driver’s license reinstated by the Motor Vehicle Administration. Licenses can be re-suspended if a payment is missed.
  • Traffic citations must provide notice that a payment plan is available in lieu of full, immediate payment of fines and fees.
Brooke Lierman, Melissa Wells