Snyder signs legislation to eliminate drivers responsibility fees

MICHIGAN — Legislation has been signed by Governor Rick Snyder to accelerate the elimination of Driver Responsibility Fees, as well as, addressing outstanding fees and allow for license reinstatement.

The Driver Responsibility Fee Program was instituted in 2003 by the Michigan Legislature and former Governor Jennifer Granholm. This was created to assess fees for driving offenses at many different levels. The new legislation will be eliminating the fees on October first, 2018 instead of October first,  2019.

According to a press release, this legislation creates a grace period from the bill that goes through December 31st that enables drivers to get their licenses back with no restoration fee. People who are currently on monthly plans will also receive immediate forgiveness.