THIS SECTION WAS AMENDED BY ACT 2019-501 IN THE 2019 REGULAR SESSION, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2024. TO SEE THE AMENDED VERSION, SEE THE VERSION LABELED PENDING.
(a) If a municipal or district court determines that the person or entity charged with liability under this article is liable, the court shall enter a judgment against the person or entity and mail a copy of the judgment thereto. The court shall collect the unpaid tolls and administrative fee. The court may impose court costs and a civil penalty of up to one hundred dollars ($100) for each violation. Tolls, fees, and penalties shall be forwarded to the entity administering the tolls at the facility where the violation occurred.
(b) Upon failure to satisfy a judgment within 60 days of its entry and upon the written request of the authority, department, private toll entity, or an agent or representative thereof, it shall be the duty of the clerk of the court, or of the judge of a court which has no clerk in which the judgment is rendered within this state, to forward a certified copy of the judgment to the Secretary of the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency or his or her designee after the expiration of the 60 days.
(c) The Secretary of the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency or his or her designee, upon the receipt of a certified copy of a judgment, shall suspend the license of any resident and the operating privilege, as defined in Section 32-7-2(6) of any nonresident, against whom judgment was rendered.
(d) The resident's license and the nonresident's operating privilege shall remain suspended until the judgment is satisfied and evidence of its satisfaction has been presented to the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency.
(e) When a nonresident's operating privilege is suspended pursuant to this section, the Secretary of the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency or his or her designee shall transmit a certified copy of the record of such action to the official in charge of the issuance of driver's licenses in the state in which such nonresident resides, if the law of such other state provides for action in relation thereto similar to that provided for in this section.
(f) Any person seeking reinstatement of a driving license suspended pursuant to this section shall also comply with the requirements provided in Section 32-6-17.
Last modified: May 3, 2021