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Connecticut Laws | Title 14 Motor Vehicles. Use Of The Highway By Vehicles. Gasoline
CHAPTER 246* MOTOR VEHICLES
Sec. 14-41. Expiration and renewal of operators' licenses, identity cards and permits. Vision screening. Notice.

(d) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 1-3a, if the expiration date of any motor vehicle operator's license or any public passenger transportation permit falls on any day when offices of the commissioner are closed for business or are open for less than a full business day, the license or permit shall be deemed valid until midnight of the next day on which offices of the commissioner are open for a full day of business. (629)

Sec. 14-41a. Renewal of license for persons age sixty-five or over. (630)(Text)

(a) An individual sixty-five years of age or older may renew a motor vehicle operator's license for either a two-year period or a six-year period. The fee for any license issued for a two-year period shall be twenty-two dollars. (631)

(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a) of section 14-36h, the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles may waive the requirement that a motor vehicle operator's license issued to an operator sixty-five years of age or older bear a photograph of the operator upon written application by such operator and a showing of hardship, which shall include, but not be limited to, the proximity of such operator's residence to a Department of Motor Vehicles branch office providing license renewal services. (632)

Sec. 14-41b. Validity of operator's license held by member of the armed forces following separation from service or return to state. (633)(Text)

A Connecticut motor vehicle operator's license held by any person on active duty with the armed forces and absent from this state due to such service shall be valid for thirty days following the date on which the license holder is honorably separated from such service or returns to this state, unless the license is suspended, cancelled or revoked as provided by law earlier than such date. The license shall be valid only when in the immediate possession of the license holder and the license holder has his or her discharge or separation papers in his or her immediate possession. (634)

Sec. 14-42. Application for operator's license or identity card. Anatomical gift. (635)(Text)

(a) An application for an operator's license or identity card shall be made on forms furnished by the commissioner. The applications shall be in such form and contain such provisions and information as the commissioner may determine. (636)

(b) The application for an operator's license and the application for an identity card shall include the opportunity for the applicant to make an anatomical gift through inclusion in the state donor registry maintained pursuant to section 14-42a. An operator's license issued to a person who has authorized inclusion on such donor registry shall have a donor symbol imprinted on such license or identity card. (637)

Sec. 14-42a. Agreement with procurement organizations. Inclusion of information re procurement organizations in driver education programs. (638)(Text)

(a) The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles and the Chief Information Officer of the Department of Information Technology shall enter into an agreement with one or more federally-designated organ and tissue procurement organizations to provide to such organizations access to the names, dates of birth and other pertinent information of holders of operator's licenses and identity cards issued pursuant to section 1-1h who have registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles an intent to become organ and tissue donors. Such access shall be provided in a manner and form to be determined by the commissioner and Chief Information Officer, following consultation with such organizations, and may include electronic transmission of initial information and periodic updating of information. The commissioner shall not charge a fee for such access pursuant to section 14-50a, but may charge such organizations reasonable administrative costs. Information provided to such organizations shall be used solely for identifying such license holders as organ and tissue donors. (639)

(b) The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall include in regulations adopted pursuant to sections 14-36f and 14-78 a requirement that a description of the purposes and procedures of procurement organizations, as defined in section 19a-289a, be included in driver education programs. (640)

Sec. 14-43. Misrepresentation renders license void. (641)(Text)

(a) An operator's license issued upon an application containing any material false statement is void from the date of its issue and shall be surrendered, on demand, to the commissioner. Any moneys paid for the license shall be forfeited to the state. (642)

(b) No person shall obtain or attempt to obtain any license for another by misrepresentation or impersonation and any license obtained by misrepresentation or impersonation is void. (643)

(c) Any person who violates any provision of this section and any person who fails to surrender a falsely obtained operator's license upon the demand of the commissioner shall be fined not more than two hundred dollars. (644)

Sec. 14-44. *(See end of section for amended version of subsection (a) and effective date.) License endorsement for operators of commercial motor vehicles used for passenger transportation, school buses, taxicabs, motor vehicles in livery service, motor or service buses, student transportation vehicles and activity vehicles. Requirements. Hearing. Appeal. Report re persons whose license or endorsement has been withdrawn, suspended or revoked. Penalty. (645)(Text)

*(a)(1) No person shall operate a commercial motor vehicle used for passenger transportation on any public highway of this state until such person has obtained a commercial driver's license with a passenger endorsement from the commissioner, except a nonresident who holds such license with such endorsement issued by another state. (2) No person shall operate a school bus until such person has obtained a commercial driver's license with a school bus endorsement, except that a person who holds such a license without such endorsements may operate a school bus without passengers for the purpose of road testing or moving the vehicle. (3) No person shall operate a student transportation vehicle, as defined in section 14-212, activity vehicle, taxicab, motor vehicle in livery service, motor bus or service bus until such person has obtained an operator's license bearing an endorsement of the appropriate type from the commissioner issued in accordance with the provisions of this section and section 14-36a, except that a person who holds an operator's license without such endorsement may operate any such vehicle without passengers for the purpose of road testing or moving the vehicle. (4) No person shall operate a student transportation vehicle, as defined in section 14-212, or activity vehicle until such person has obtained an operator's license bearing an endorsement of the appropriate type from the commissioner issued in accordance with the provisions of this section and section 14-36a. (646)

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