OKLAHOMA CITY – Steps to retain a suspended driver’s license was the focus of an interim study before the House Public Safety Committee.
Rep. Nicole Miller (R-Edmond) hosted the study to examine the impact of possessing a valid driver’s license has on a person’s life after they conclude their time in the justice system. The study also focused on the current process in place for those whose licenses have been suspended or expired for reasons related to their involvement in the justice system.
Miller said the issue was brought to her attention by a constituent whose stepson went 15 years without a license after his was suspended due to a 2004 drug possession conviction, which is now considered a misdemeanor. Miller expects to address this issue through legislation this year. The deadline to introduce new bills is Thursday, Jan. 16, 2020. The second session of the 57th Legislature will commence Monday, Feb. 3, 2020.