Sheriff's statement on the State Senate’s vote on An Act relative to motor vehicle license suspension

“I applaud the State Senate for their unanimous vote to repeal automatic license suspensions for those convicted of non-driving drug offenses. The law currently on the books, while well-intentioned, has inadvertently created barriers to employment, health care and substance abuse treatment all of which are critical components for successful re-entry. Removing this hurdle will make re-entry easier, reducing recidivism and increasing public safety."