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By Tim Leeds 

Commissioner: Courts need driver's license suspension for failing to pay fines


Last updated 4/1/2019 at 11:48am

Jacob Bachmeier

Hill County Commissioner Diane McLean told Rep. Jacob Bachmeier, D-Havre, Friday that a bill sponsored by Rep. Casey Knudsen, R-Malta, to end courts being able to suspend drivers' licenses for people failing to pay court-ordered fines and fees is a bad idea.

"The fact of the matter is that suspending a driver's license is a leverage that people feel the consequences of and often-times come in and pay those fines," McLean said.

Bachmeier was the only local legislator at Friday's videoconference held in a conference room at Northern Montana Hospital, and he had to leave a few minutes after...

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