INTRODUCED BY REPRESENTATIVES RANSDALL, HAMPTON, WILLIAMS (121) AND SKAGGS.
Read 1st time January 12, 2000, and 1000 copies ordered printed.
ANNE C. WALKER, Chief Clerk
To repeal section 302.160, RSMo 1994, and section 302.302, RSMo Supp. 1999, relating to motor vehicle drivers' licenses, and to enact in lieu thereof two new sections relating to the same subject.
Section A. Section 302.160, RSMo 1994, and section 302.302, RSMo Supp. 1999, are repealed and two new sections enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as sections 302.160 and 302.302, to read as follows:
302.160. When the director of revenue receives notice of a conviction in another state or from a federal court [of an offense on a federal military installation], which, if committed in this state, would result in the assessment of points, [he] the director is authorized to assess the points and suspend or revoke the operating privilege when the accumulated points so require as provided in section 302.304.
302.302. 1. The director of revenue shall put into effect a point system for the suspension and revocation of licenses. Points shall be assessed only after a conviction or forfeiture of collateral. The initial point value is as follows:
(1) Any moving violation of a state law or county or municipal or federal traffic ordinance or regulation not listed in this section, other than a violation of vehicle equipment provisions or a court-ordered supervision as provided in section 302.303 2 points
(except any violation of municipal stop sign ordinance where no accident is
involved 1 point)
In violation of a state law 3 points
In violation of a county or municipal ordinance 2 points
(3) Leaving the scene of an accident in violation of section
577.060, RSMo 12 points
In violation of any county or municipal ordinance 6 points
(4) Careless and imprudent driving in violation of subsection 4 of
section 304.016, RSMo 4 points
In violation of a county or municipal ordinance 2 points
(5) Operating without a valid license in violation of subdivision (1) or (2) of subsection 1 of section 302.020:
(a) For the first conviction 2 points
(b) For the second conviction 4 points
(c) For the third conviction 6 points
(6) Operating with a suspended or revoked license prior to restoration
of operating privileges 12 points
(7) Obtaining a license by misrepresentation 12 points
(8) For the first conviction of driving while in an intoxicated condition or under the influence of controlled substances or drugs 8 points
(9) For the second or subsequent conviction of any of the following offenses however combined: driving while in an intoxicated condition, driving under the influence of controlled substances or drugs or driving with a blood alcohol content of ten-hundredths of one percent or more by weight 12 points
(10) For the first conviction for driving with blood alcohol content ten-hundredths of one percent or more by weight
In violation of state law 8 points
In violation of a county or municipal ordinance or federal law or
regulation 8 points
(11) Any felony involving the use of a motor vehicle 12 points
(12) Knowingly permitting unlicensed operator to operate a
motor vehicle 4 points
(13) For a conviction for failure to maintain financial responsibility pursuant to county or municipal ordinance or pursuant to section 303.025, RSMo 4 points
2. The director shall, as provided in subdivision (5) of subsection 1 of this section, assess an operator points for a conviction pursuant to subdivision (1) or (2) of subsection 1 of section 302.020, when the director issues such operator a license or permit pursuant to the provisions of sections 302.010 to 302.340.
3. An additional two points shall be assessed when personal injury or property damage results from any violation listed in subsection 1 of this section and if found to be warranted and certified by the reporting court.
4. When any of the acts listed in subdivision (2), (3), (4) or (8) of subsection 1 of this section constitutes both a violation of a state law and a violation of a county or municipal ordinance, points may be assessed for either violation but not for both. Notwithstanding that an offense arising out of the same occurrence could be construed to be a violation of subdivisions (8), (9) and (10) of subsection 1 of this section, no person shall be tried or convicted for more than one offense pursuant to subdivisions (8), (9) and (10) of subsection 1 of this section for offenses arising out of the same occurrence.
5. The director of revenue shall put into effect a system for staying the assessment of points against an operator. The
system shall provide that the satisfactory completion of a driver improvement program or, in the case of violations
committed while operating a motorcycle, a motorcycle rider training course approved by the director of the department of
public safety, by an operator, when so ordered and verified by any court having jurisdiction over any law of this state or
county or municipal ordinance, regulating motor vehicles, other than a violation committed in a commercial motor
vehicle as defined in section 302.700, shall be accepted by the director in lieu of the assessment of points for a violation
pursuant to subdivision (1), (2), or (4) of subsection 1 of this section or pursuant to subsection 3 of this section. For the
purposes of this subsection, the driver improvement program shall meet or exceed the standards of the National Safety
Council's eight-hour "Defensive Driving Course" or, in the case of a violation which occurred during the operation of a
motorcycle, the program shall meet the standards established by the director of the department of public safety pursuant
to sections 302.133 to 302.138. The completion of a driver improvement program or a motorcycle rider training course
shall not be accepted in lieu of points more than one time in any thirty-six-month period and shall be completed within
sixty days of the date of conviction in order to be accepted in lieu of the assessment of points. Every court having
jurisdiction pursuant to the provisions of this subsection shall, within fifteen days after completion of the driver
improvement program or motorcycle rider training course by an operator, forward a record of the completion to the
director, all other provisions of the law to the contrary notwithstanding. The director shall establish procedures for
record keeping and the administration of this subsection.