2021 Georgia Code
Title 40 - Motor Vehicles and Traffic
Chapter 1 - Identification and Regulation
Article 3 - Motor Carriers
Part 1 - Georgia Motor Carrier Act of 2012
§ 40-1-51. Legislative Findings; Construction

Universal Citation: GA Code § 40-1-51 (2021)

The General Assembly finds that the for-hire transportation of persons and property are a privilege that require close regulation and control to protect public welfare, provide for a competitive business environment, and provide for consumer protection. To that end, the provisions of this article are enacted. This is a remedial law and shall be liberally construed. The Department of Public Safety is designated as the agency to implement and enforce this article. Exceptions contained in this article shall have no effect on the applicability of any other provision of law applicable to motor vehicles, commercial motor vehicles, operators of motor vehicles, or carrier operations.

(Code 1981, §40-1-51, enacted by Ga. L. 2012, p. 580, § 1/HB 865.)


Fingerprinting not required.

- Misdemeanor offenses arising under O.C.G.A. § 40-1-51 are offenses for which those charged are not to be fingerprinted. 2012 Op. Att'y Gen. No. 12-6.

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