Massachusetts Senate repeals drug-related driver’s license suspension law.
The Massachusetts state Senate unanimously passed a resolution to repeal a law requiring a driver’s license suspension of at least six months for anyone convicted of a drug crime. The law required the driver’s license suspension in all circumstances of drug offenses, even if unrelated to vehicle operation. The bill, brought at the initiative of Senator Harriette Chandler, also includes a record expungement provision for past driver’s license suspensions under the law, and is a step towards criminal justice reform in Massachusetts. The news was shared on twitter by the official Twitter page of the Massachusetts Senate.