Whenever a conviction is had in any court of record, or in a justice's court, or in
the police court or mayor's court of any incorporated municipality, for the violation
of any law of this state governing or regulating the licensing or operation of any
motor vehicle, or for the violation of any provision of a charter, or bylaw, or ordinance
of such incorporated municipality governing or regulating the operation of motor vehicles,
except regulations governing standing or parking, the clerk of every such court, or
the justice, or the clerk or recorder of such municipality, as the case may be, shall
in each case transmit to the division within seventy-two hours after such conviction
is had a certified abstract of the judgment on such conviction.
For the purposes of this chapter, a forfeiture of bail or collateral deposited to
secure a defendant's appearance in court, which forfeiture has not been vacated, shall
be equivalent to a conviction.
Wilful failure, refusal or neglect to comply with the provisions of this section shall
subject the person who is guilty thereof to a fine of not less than ten dollars nor
more than fifty dollars and may be the grounds for removal from office.
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