CA Lawmakers Consider Amnesty Legislation for Low-Income Motorists with Unpaid Fines, Penalties

“The Atlantic” reports on a California Senate bill (SB 185) spawned by a concern that fines and penalties for traffic offenses are having a disproportionate impact on low-income drivers. The article notes, “Between 2006 and 2015, there were over four million Californians, or 17 percent of the state’s adults, with licenses suspended because they did not pay citation fines and fees.”