61-11-101. Report of convictions and suspension or revocation of driver's licenses -- surrender of licenses. (1) Whenever any person is convicted of any offense for which chapter 5 makes mandatory the suspension or revocation of the driver's license of the person by the department, the court in which such conviction is had shall require the surrender to it of all driver's licenses then held by the person so convicted. The court shall thereupon, within 5 days, forward the license to the department and at the same time forward a record of such conviction to the department, providing that if such person does not possess a driver's license the court shall so indicate in its report to the department.
(2) Every court having jurisdiction over offenses committed under any act of this state or municipal ordinance regulating the operation of motor vehicles on highways shall forward, within 5 days, to the department a record of the conviction or forfeiture of bail, not vacated, of any person in the court for a violation of any such laws, other than regulations governing standing or parking, and may recommend the suspension of the driver's license of the person so convicted. The court may also recommend that the department issue a restricted probationary license on the condition that the individual comply with the requirement that he attend and complete an alcohol information course as provided in 61-8-714 and 61-8-722. The department shall issue a restricted probationary license unless the person otherwise is not entitled to a Montana driver's license. Upon issuance of a probationary license, the licensee is subject to the restrictions set forth thereon and may not operate a vehicle in violation of those restrictions.
(3) Any court or other agency of this state, or a subdivision thereof, which has jurisdiction to take any action suspending, revoking, or otherwise limiting a license to drive shall report any such action and the adjudication upon which it is based to the department within 5 days on forms furnished by the department.
History: (1), (2)En. Sec. 29, Ch. 267, L. 1947; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 165, L. 1957; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 27, L. 1961; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 386, L. 1973; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 430, L. 1977; Sec. 31-145, R.C.M. 1947; (3)En. Sec. 5, Ch. 154, L. 1963; Sec. 31-167, R.C.M. 1947; R.C.M. 1947, 31-145(a), (b), 31-167; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 74, L. 1985; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 444, L. 1985; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 503, L. 1985; amd. Sec. 36, Ch. 443, L. 1987; amd. Sec. 11, Ch. 789, L. 1991.