Virginia senate votes to end license suspensions and fees, but challenges remain

Legislation to end the practice of suspending driver’s licenses because of unpaid court fines and costs was passed by the Virginia Senate Friday morning. In a 36-4 vote, the legislation received bipartisan support. Senate Bill 1013, proposed by Sen. Bill Stanley, (R-Franklin County) would repeal the requirement that the driver’s license of a person convicted of any violation of the law who fails or refuses to provide for the immediate payment of fines or costs be suspended…