The Illinois Secretary of State Office is proposing changing the steps necessary to have a driver’s license reinstated after a person receives two or more DUI convictions. Currently a revoked driver has to obtain a drug and alcohol evaluation from a licensed treatment provider and then present themselves at a hearing before the Illinois Secretary of State, i.e., informal or formal hearing. The hearing is to determine if the applicant is likely to be a safe and responsible driver if allowed to drive again. The drug and alcohol evaluation is to ensure that the revoked driver has received treatment to address his or her alcohol / drug problem.
The proposed bill, SB924, would allow a revoked driver to obtain a permit with a BAIID requirement without the necessity of having an informal or formal hearing or even submitting to a drug and alcohol evaluation.
I find it hard to believe that Secretary White would allow a revoked driver back on the road without a hearing or even a drug and alcohol evaluation.