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Connecticut Laws | Title 14 Motor Vehicles. Use Of The Highway By Vehicles. Gasoline
Sec. 14-111g. Operator's retraining program.

(c) The commissioner shall adopt regulations in accordance with chapter 54 to implement the provisions of subsections (a) and (b) of this section. (1503)

Sec. 14-111h. Definitions applicable to driver license agreement. (1504)(Text)

As used in sections 14-111h to 14-111q, inclusive, the following terms and their derivatives shall have the following meanings: (1505)

(1) "Administrative action" means a final determination by a duly authorized administrative agency that a person has violated laws related to the operation of a motor vehicle, or that a person is incapable of safely operating a motor vehicle; (1506)

(2) "Citation" means any summons, complaint or other official document issued to a person by a duly authorized law enforcement officer or judicial official for any violation relating to conduct to be reported under the driver license agreement; (1507)

(3) "Conviction" shall have the meaning stated in section 14-1 and shall include a judgment by default, or in absentia; (1508)

(4) "Driver control record" means the driving history record maintained by the jurisdiction of record in accordance with the driver license agreement; (1509)

(5) "Failure to comply" means failure to appear or to answer a citation in the manner required by law or the failure to pay fines, penalties or costs related to the disposition of the violation for which the citation has been issued; (1510)

(6) "Identification card" means a nondriver identity card issued in accordance with the provisions of section 1-1h; (1511)

(7) "Jurisdiction" means a state, territory or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, a territory or province of Canada or any state of the Republic of Mexico or the federal district of Mexico; (1512)

(8) "Jurisdiction of record" means the jurisdiction that has issued the last driver's license to a person or if the person has not been issued a driver's license, the jurisdiction of the person's most current address, as shown on the citation, or record of conviction or on any associated report; (1513)

(9) "License", "driver's license" or "operator's license" means an authorization or privilege to operate a motor vehicle in accordance with the laws of a jurisdiction that is recognized by all member jurisdictions; (1514)

(10) "Licensing authority" means the official organization or entity responsible for administering the driver licensing laws of a member jurisdiction, and with reference to this state, means the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles; (1515)

(11) "Member jurisdiction" means a jurisdiction that has entered into the driver license agreement; and (1516)

(12) "Withdrawal" means the suspension, revocation, cancellation or denial of a license or motor vehicle registration or of the privilege to operate a motor vehicle or to obtain a license or registration. (1517)

Sec. 14-111i. Entry into driver license agreement. Regulations. (1518)(Text)

The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles may enter into a driver license agreement with any other state legally joining in such agreement. The commissioner may exercise the powers and duties conferred by the provisions of sections 14-111h to 14-111q, inclusive, and may adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54, as necessary to meet the obligations of membership and to fully participate with other member states in the driver license agreement. (1519)

Sec. 14-111j. Findings and declarations re driver license agreement. (1520)(Text)

This state and the other party states to the driver license agreement find and declare that: (1521)

(1) Each driver shall have one driver's license issued by a jurisdiction, that is recognized by all member jurisdictions, and shall have one driver control record; (1522)

(2) All efforts shall be made to strengthen cooperation among member jurisdictions so that all drivers are required to answer charges of violation of motor vehicle and traffic laws, and to comply with the procedures for the disposition of such charges, regardless of the jurisdiction where any such violation occurs; (1523)

(3) Reciprocal recognition of driver's licenses and of motor vehicle and traffic violations related to highway safety shall be facilitated, for the benefit of all member jurisdictions; (1524)

(4) Compliance by each driver with all provisions of law pertaining to the safe operation of a motor vehicle shall be required as a condition to the issuance and to the retention of a driver's license; (1525)

(5) Conviction of a driver or owner for any motor vehicle and traffic violation related to highway safety in any jurisdiction shall be treated as if the violation had occurred in the jurisdiction of record, for the purpose of maintaining the driver control record and of imposing administrative sanctions, as authorized by law; (1526)

(6) All drivers shall be allowed to proceed on their way and shall not be required to appear in person before a court or other tribunal, regardless of their jurisdiction of record, after having been issued a citation for certain motor vehicle and traffic violations; (1527)

(7) All efforts shall be made to achieve greater uniformity among all member jurisdictions concerning identification and verification requirements for the issuance of a driver's license or identification card; (1528)

(8) All efforts shall be made to achieve greater uniformity among all member jurisdictions regarding the exchange of information on drivers, licenses, and driver control records, including convictions of violations and license withdrawal actions; (1529)

(9) All member jurisdictions wish to adhere to all applicable laws that protect the privacy of personal information that is contained in driver licensing records, and that is used in exchange of such records; and (1530)

(10) All member jurisdictions shall act in the best interests of highway safety and in a spirit of mutual cooperation to attain and monitor compliance with the driver license agreement and to resolve any dispute that may arise, at the administrative agency level of authority and decision-making. (1531)

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