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Copyright (c) 2008 Georgia State University
Georgia State University Law Review

DRIVERS' LICENSES; REQUIREMENT; DRIVING WHILE LICENSE SUSPENDED/REVOKED: General Provisions

Fall, 2008

Georgia State University Law Review

25 Ga. St. U.L. Rev. 185

Author

Tracie Klinke & Kendra Wallace

Excerpt

CODE SECTION: O.C.G.A. 40-5-2 (amended); 42-4-14 (amended)
BILL NUMBER: SB 350
ACT NUMBER: 778
GEORGIA LAWS: 2008 Ga. Laws 1137
SUMMARY: The Act increases penalties for drivers operating a vehicle without a valid driver's license or a suspended or revoked license. The Act imposes a misdemeanor for the first offense, required fingerprinting, and at least two days in jail if stopped driving without a license or with a suspended or revoked license. Violators can avoid conviction by presenting a valid Georgia Driver's License. The second or third offense within five years of the date of the last offense requires at least ten days of imprisonment and a fine of not less than $ 1000. The fourth offense in five years will be a felony.
 
EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2008
 
History

Two years ago, the 2006 Georgia General Assembly was one of the first state legislatures to create policies regarding illegal immigration. 1 In the past few years, Georgia legislators have proposed several bills to address the increasing concern over the growing number of undocumented immigrants in the state. For example, Senator Chip Rogers (R-21st) proposed to "prohibit adult illegal immigrants from getting taxpayer-funded benefits to which they are not entitled." 2 Additionally the same bill attempted "to ensure that companies with public contracts hire only workers in the country legally," and it would have "financially penalize[d] private employers who hire illegal immigrants." 3 Legislators also introduced a bill on human trafficking with ...
 
 
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