Prohibits an owner of a motor vehicle from authorizing an unlicensed driver to operate the vehicle. Requires a nonresident who operates a motor vehicle pursuant to a license from another country to have in his or her immediate possession a passport or document that authorizes travel in the United States. Provides for a 30-day impound or immobilization for motor vehicles operated without a valid driver's license or minor driver's license. Requires notice of impoundment or immobilization be given to the owner and any lienholder of the motor vehicle. Authorizes the owner of a motor vehicle to retrieve the vehicle if the owner did not knowingly authorize the operation of the vehicle. Authorizes the recovery of impound fees. Authorizes a lienholder to retrieve the motor vehicle upon payment of fees. Prohibits releasing the motor vehicle if the person who retrieves the vehicle is not towing the vehicle or does not hold a valid driver's license or minor driver's license and the vehicle is not registered or exempted from registration.

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Current status

  • 02/11/2009 Postpone Indefinitely in Senate State, Veterans & Military Affairs


Sen. Schultheis; Rep. Lambert

Bill number

SB 146