Call for legislation to stop suspending drivers’ licenses because of traffic debt

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SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV) — A local Assemblywoman is calling for the governor to sign legislation to stop suspending drivers’ licenses because of traffic debt. 

The State Senate and Assembly have passed a bill that would do that. Syracuse Assemblymember Pamela Hunter is one of the sponsors.

“Now, more than ever, we really need to have this bill signed by the governor. There are people who have outstanding fines and fees now who are just in debt purgatory for outstanding finds and traffic debt that makes no sense,” Hunter said.

The legislation also creates a payment plan system for drivers.

The bill still needs the governor’s signature to become law.

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