(a) The division shall suspend the license of any resident of this state or the privilege
of a nonresident to drive a motor vehicle in this state upon receiving notice from
a magistrate court or municipal court of this state, pursuant to subsection (b), section
two-a, article three, chapter fifty of this code or subsection (b), section two-a,
article ten, chapter eight of this code, that such person has defaulted on the payment
of costs, fines, forfeitures or penalties which were imposed on the person by the
magistrate court or municipal court by judgment entered upon conviction of any motor
vehicle violation or that such person has failed to respond or appear in court when
charged with a motor vehicle violation.
(b) The magistrate court or municipal court shall notify the division upon a default
of payment as follows:
(1) For a resident of this state, after one hundred eighty days following the date
of judgment upon the conviction; or
(2) For a nonresident of this state, after eighty days following the date of judgment
upon the conviction.
(c) For the purposes of this section, section two-a, article three, chapter fifty
of this code and section two-a, article ten, chapter eight of this code, “motor vehicle
violation” shall be defined as any violation designated in chapter seventeen-a, seventeen-b,
seventeen-c, seventeen-d or seventeen-e of this code or the violation of any municipal
ordinance relating to the operation of a motor vehicle for which the violation thereof
would result in a fine or penalty: Provided, That any parking violation or other violation for which a citation may be issued
to an unattended vehicle shall not be considered a motor vehicle violation for the
purposes of this section, section two-a, article three, chapter fifty of this code
or section two-a, article ten, chapter eight of this code.
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