(1) The department shall not suspend a driver's or minor driver's license to drive a motor vehicle on the public highways for a period of more than one year, except as permitted under sections 42-2-127 (9) and 42-2-138 and except for noncompliance with the provisions of subsection (4) of this section or section 42-7-406, or both.
(2) (a) (I) Any person whose license or privilege to drive a motor vehicle on the public highways has been revoked is not entitled to apply for a probationary license, and, except as provided in paragraph (b) of this subsection (2) and in sections 42-2-125, 42-2-126, 42-2-138, 42-2-205, and 42-7-406, such person is not entitled to make application for a new license until the expiration of one year from the date on which the revoked license was surrendered to and received by the department; then such person may make application for a new license as provided by law.
(II) (A) Following the period of revocation set forth in this subsection (2), the department shall not issue a new license unless and until it is satisfied that such person has demonstrated knowledge of the laws and driving ability through the appropriate motor vehicle testing process and that such person whose license was revoked pursuant to section 42-2-125 for an alcohol- or drug-related driving offense has completed not less than a level II alcohol and drug education and treatment program certified by the division of alcohol and drug abuse pursuant to section 42-4-1301.3.
(B) If the person was determined to be in violation of section 42-2-126 (2) (a) (I) and the person had a blood alcohol level, as shown by analysis of such person's blood or breath, that was 0.20 or more grams of alcohol per one hundred milliliters of blood or 0.20 or more grams of alcohol per two hundred ten liters of breath at the time of driving or within two hours after driving; or if the person's driving record otherwise indicates a designation as a persistent drunk driver as defined in section 42-1-102 (68.5), the department shall require such person to complete a level II alcohol and drug education and treatment program certified by the division of alcohol and drug abuse pursuant to section 42-4-1301.3.
(C) If the total period of license restraint under this subparagraph (II) is not sufficient to allow for the completion of level II alcohol and drug education and treatment, or the documentation of completion of such education and treatment is incomplete at the time of reinstatement, proof of current enrollment in a level II alcohol and drug education and treatment program certified by the division of alcohol and drug abuse pursuant to section 42-4-1301.3, on a form approved by the department shall be filed with the department.
(III) In the case of a minor driver whose license has been revoked as a result of one conviction for any offense provided for in section 42-4-1301 (1) or (2), the minor driver, unless otherwise required after an evaluation made by an alcohol and drug evaluation specialist certified by the division of alcohol and drug abuse, must complete a level I alcohol and drug education program certified by the division of alcohol and drug abuse pursuant to section 42-4-1301.3.
(IV) Any person whose license or privilege to drive a motor vehicle on the public highways has been revoked under section 42-2-125 (1) (g) (I) or (1) (i) or 42-2-203 where the revocation was due in part to a violation of section 42-4-1301 shall be required to present an affidavit stating that the person has obtained at the person's own expense a signed lease agreement for the installation and use of an approved ignition interlock device, as defined in section 42-2-132.5 (7), in each motor vehicle on which the person's name appears on the registration and any other vehicle that the person may drive during the period of the restricted license and a copy of each signed lease agreement.
(V) The department shall take into consideration any probationary terms imposed on such person by any court in determining whether any revocation shall be continued.
(b) Any person whose license or privilege to drive a motor vehicle on the public highways is suspended pursuant to section 42-2-127.3 for conviction of a drug offense shall have such person's driver's license suspended for a period of one year for each such conviction; except that the period of suspension shall be three months if such person has not previously been convicted of a drug offense which is grounds for driver's license or privilege suspension pursuant to section 42-2-127.3. Any suspension of a person's driver's license for conviction of a drug offense pursuant to section 42-2-127.3 shall begin upon conviction. Each subsequent conviction for such a drug offense occurring while a person's driver's license is already revoked or suspended for such a drug offense shall extend the period of revocation or suspension for an additional year.
(3) Any person making false application for a new license before the expiration of the period of suspension or revocation commits a class 2 misdemeanor traffic offense. The department shall notify the district attorney's office in the county where such violation occurred, in writing, of all violations of this section.
(4) (a) (I) Any person whose license or other privilege to operate a motor vehicle in this state has been suspended, cancelled, or revoked, pursuant to either this article or article 4 or 7 of this title, shall pay a restoration fee of forty dollars to the executive director of the department prior to the issuance to such person of a new license or the restoration of such license or privilege.
(II) Notwithstanding the amount specified for the fee in subparagraph (I) of this paragraph (a), the executive director of the department by rule or as otherwise provided by law may reduce the amount of the fee if necessary pursuant to section 24-75-402 (3), C.R.S., to reduce the uncommitted reserves of the fund to which all or any portion of the fee is credited. After the uncommitted reserves of the fund are sufficiently reduced, the executive director of the department by rule or as otherwise provided by law may increase the amount of the fee as provided in section 24-75-402 (4), C.R.S.
(b) All restoration fees collected pursuant to this subsection (4) from persons whose licenses or driving privileges were revoked pursuant to section 42-2-126 shall be transmitted to the state treasurer, who shall credit the same to the driver's license administrative revocation account in the highway users tax fund, which account is hereby created. The moneys in the account shall be subject to annual appropriation by the general assembly for the direct and indirect costs incurred by the department of revenue in the administration of section 42-2-126. At the end of each fiscal year, any unexpended and unencumbered moneys remaining in the account shall be transferred out of the account and credited to the highway users tax fund.
Colorado Statute 42-4-1301 - Colorado driving under the influence law.
Colorado Statute 42-4-1301.1 - Colorado implied consent law.
Colorado Statute 42-4-1301.2 - Colorado refusal to submit to chemical test.
Colorado Statute 42-2-125 - Colorado mandatory revocation of license and permit.
Colorado Statute 42-2-126 - Colorado revocation of license based on administrative determination.
Colorado Statute 42-2-127 - Colorado authority to suspend license.
Colorado Statute 42-2-132.5 - Colorado restricted license terms.
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