2012 California Codes
VEH - Vehicle Code
DIVISION 6 - DRIVERS' LICENSES [12500 - 15325]
CHAPTER 2 - Suspension or Revocation of Licenses
ARTICLE 3 - Suspension and Revocation by Department
(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, a person’s privilege to operate a motor vehicle shall be suspended upon notification by a bank or financial institution that a check has been dishonored when that check was presented to the department for either of the following reasons:
(1) In payment of a fine that resulted from an outstanding violation pursuant to Section 40508 or a suspension pursuant to Section 13365.
(2) In payment of a fee or penalty owed by the person, if the fee or penalty is required by this code for the issuance, reissuance, or return of the person’s driver’s license after suspension, revocation, or restriction of the driving privilege.
(b) The suspension shall remain in effect until payment of all fines, fees, and penalties is made to the department or to the court, as appropriate, and the person’s driving record does not contain any notification of a court order issued pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 42003 or of a violation of subdivision (a) or (b) of Section 40508.
(c) No suspension imposed pursuant to this section shall become effective until 30 days after the mailing of a written notice of the intent to suspend.
(d) The written notice of a suspension imposed pursuant to this section shall be delivered by certified mail.
(e) If any personal check is offered in payment of fines described in paragraph (1) of subdivision (a) and is returned for any reason, the related notice issued pursuant to Section 40509 or 40509.5 shall be restored to the person’s record.
(f) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any license that has been suspended pursuant to this section shall immediately be reinstated, and the fees and penalties waived, upon the submission of proof acceptable to the department that the check has been erroneously dishonored by the bank or financial institution.
(Amended by Stats. 1998, Ch. 877, Sec. 56. Effective January 1, 1999.)
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