A recent bill filed by State Senator Sal DiDomenico and supported in the House by State Rep. Joe McGonagle to allow those who owe the Registry of Motor Vehicles fines an opportunity to pay them back over time instead of having their licenses revoked is big news as far as we consider it.
This is the type of bill that separates Senator Sal and Rep. Joe from the pack of big feeling public officials who think it is OK to take away a person’s license to drive because they owe money to the registry.
If this hasn’t happened to you, think about it – losing your license to drive because you owe state fines.
It tends to ruin the lives of near person this happens to, and it is wrong, wrong, wrong, for the state to have the right to suspend a driver’s license or registration because you can’t pay the fine in one lump sum the way a millionaire can pay for his boat fees or golfing membership.
If this has happened to you, you know how devastating a situation you find yourself in.
You lose your license, you lose your ability to have a job, to travel to work, to get your kids at school, and on and on.
In short, your life is sent into a tailspin.
As if it isn’t bad enough to owe money to the state, then the state goes and takes your license.
Sal and Joe stand against this, and they put themselves on the line with legislation allowing for a kinder gentler world.
They are doing this with Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan.
These kinds of punitive state policies need to be adjusted to give the working class and everyone who carries a driver’s license to drive the right to do so even if money is owed.
How things ever got to be this way is beyond us.
Thank goodness Sal and Joe are doing the right thing.
This is good legislation that helps out those who need help. Sometimes, that can be
any of us who find ourselves in a jam. Good going.
We hope this legislation passes.