KY House Passes Bill Dealing with Restitution

Frankfort, KY – The Kentucky House has passed a bill aimed at revising a law that has led judges to automatically suspend the driver's licenses of people convicted of theft until they pay restitution. The bill would give judges more discretion in deciding whether to suspend the driving privileges of people convicted of theft. The law, enacted last year, was meant as an incentive to get people convicted of theft charges to pay their restitution as quickly as possible. But several legal officials have said the law makes it more difficult for theft offenders to pay restitution because they lose their ability to drive to work.