The DOT would permanently revoke a license if the driver had two or more “qualifying convictions” and two OWI offenses within a 15-year period.

The offenses that would be “qualifying convictions” include: second-degree reckless homicide, homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicles or homicide by negligent operation of a motor vehicle.

The original bill included a 25-year window. Under the amendment, the fourth conviction would have to occur within 15 years of a previous one.

The Senate originally approved the bill unanimously in November. It then cleared the Assembly 84-10 with the amendment.

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