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Rep Jason C. Harper

Actions: [3] HHHC/HTRC-HHHC [11] DP-HTRC [13] DP [15] PASSED/H (66-0) [12] STBTC-STBTC [18] DP [20] PASSED/S (40-0)

Scheduled: Not Scheduled

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  House Bill 267 (HB 267) provides for reports by experts to be used by the Motor Vehicle Division of the Taxation and Revenue Department in addressing restricted licenses. It repeals a section of the NMSA 1978.

Legislation Overview:
 House Bill 267 (HB 267) amends Section 66-5-19 NMSA 1978 of the Motor Vehicle Code by removing the review and recommendations concerning restricted licenses based on visual impairment from the Health Standards Advisory Board and giving it to the director. HB 267 allows the division (MVD) to seek expert advice on physical and mental criteria and vision standards relating to the licensing of drivers. When there is a question of physical or mental or visual capacity,  HB 267 grants the MVD discretion to require a written report on a form prescribed by the MVD division from a health care provider of the driver's or applicant's choice. The MVD may not waive these examinations and tests. The reports are confidential and for MVD use only. It repeals Section 66-5-6 NMSA 1978.