State may end second fine for expired licenses

Capital News Service
LANSING—Motorists who are caught driving with an expired license or no proof of insurance may soon catch a financial break. Right now people get hit with a double whammy, said Sen. Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan. Motorists driving with expired licenses, no proof of insurance or no-fault insurance get ticketed for the violations. But each of the next two years they also are fined a driver responsibility fee – $150 for an expired license and $200 for no proof of insurance or lack of no-fault insurance. The fees were implemented in 2004 to help balance the budget deficit, Emmons said.