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Frosh pushes to end license suspensions over debt

Jan 16, 2020 - The Washington Post

Jason Butler spent a month in jail years ago for driving after his license was suspended because he failed to pay court fees related to a minor infraction.

On Tuesday, Butler, 36, stood beside Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh (D) as Frosh called for an end to the practice of suspending licenses for unpaid court fines and fees.

Such suspensions are commonplace and affect tens of thousands of Marylanders, Frosh said, noting that lawmakers have told him that they, too, had tempo...