This Ohio bill established the Reinstatement Fee Amnesty Initiative, a six-month driver’s license reinstatement fee debt reduction and amnesty program. Eligibility for the debt reduction and amnesty depended on a few factors: completion of court-ordered sanctions besides payment, the amount of time elapsed since the court-ordered driver’s license suspension period ended, and whether the person in question is indigent. This legislation also specifies how much a person is required to pay if they are granted reinstatement fee debt reduction.
You can read the full text of the bill here.
- For people who owe fees for multiple offenses, the amnesty program only requires them to pay either (1) their lowest reinstatement fee or (2) 10% of the total fees owed, whichever is greater. Individuals who owe a fee for just one offense covered by this act are only required to pay half of their outstanding debt.
- If an individual is unable to pay any of their outstanding debt, they must substantiate their claim with documentation approved by the Registrar of Motor Vehicles.