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MOTOR VEHICLES. IMPOUNDMENT. FORFEITURE. INITIATIVE STATUTE. Repeals statutes declaring driving a privilege, not a right, and permitting impoundment or forfeiture of vehicles for operation by unlicensed driver or driver whose license has been suspended for conviction of driving under the influence, driving without financial responsibility, or other designated offenses. Repeals statutes that permit vehicle to be impounded if it has five outstanding parking violations or has been unregistered for six months. Prohibits Department of Motor Vehicles from refusing or suspending driver's license or vehicle registration if judicial order determines financial inability to pay fines for non-felony violations. Reduces specified fines. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: This measure would result in unknown revenue loss to state and local governments from reducing fines and repealing provisions relating to vehicle seizures.
Marcellus Davis, Jr. C/O Stop O.P.G. Westvernon Station, P.O. Box 621001, Los Angeles, California 90064 (213) 293-8099
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Motor Vehicles. Impoundment. Forfeiture. California Initiative 804 (1998).