J. MILLARD TAWES, GOVERNOR 225
(House Bill 56)
AN ACT to repeal and re-enact, with amendments, Sections 118 and
122 of Article 66½ of the Annotated Code of Maryland (1957
Edition), title "Motor Vehicle", sub-title "Motor Vehicle Financial
Responsibility", relating to evidence of insurance required after
certain convictions* AND ACCIDENTS.
Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland,
That Sections 118 and 122 of Article 66½ of the Annotated Code
of Maryland (1957 Edition), title "Motor Vehicle", sub-title "Motor
Vehicle Financial Responsibility", be and the same are hereby re-
pealed and re-enacted, with amendments, to read as follows:
118. Owners and operators of motor vehicles after certain con-
(a) Whenever the Department is required under any law of this
State to revoke the operator's or chauffeur's license of any person
upon receiving record of the conviction of such person for any offense
under the motor vehicle laws of this, or any other State, the Depart-
ment shall suspend any and all of the registration certificates or
cards and registration plates issued for any motor vehicle registered
in the name of the person so convicted as owner except that it shall
not suspend such evidences of registration in the event such owner
has previously given or shall immediately give and thereafter main-
tain, for a period of three (3) years, proof of financial responsibility
in the manner specified by this Article with respect to each and every
motor vehicle owned and registered by such person.
(b) The suspensions or revocations hereinbefore required shall
remain in effect and the Department shall not issue to any such per-
son any new license or any renewal of license or register or reregister
in the name of such person any motor vehicle until permitted under
the Motor Vehicle Laws of this State and not then unless and until
said person gives and thereafter maintains for a period of three
(3) years, proof of his [continuing] financial responsibility [in
future.] , as defined by Section 122 of this Article. [If at any time
in the future, any such person shall fail to retain adequate proof of
financial responsibility by maintaining automobile liability and prop-
erty damage insurance, as defined by Section 119 of this Article, the
suspension or revocation of the license shall immediately again be-
come effective and shall remain effective unless and until such person
gives proof of his continuing financial responsibility in the future.]
(c) The Department shall take action as required in this section
upon receiving evidence of any such conviction of any person in
(d) For the purpose of administration of the provisions of this
section the term conviction shall include a forfeiture of bail or col-
Explanation: Italics indicate new matter added to existing law.
[Brackets] indicate matter stricken from existing law.
CAPITALS indicate amendments to bill.
Strike out indicates matter stricken out of bill.