July 1 Enforcement Date
  July 1 - UCR Enforcement begins.

Below are UCR ENFORCEMENT PENALTIES BY STATE (updated 4/10/08):

AL: $100 first offense, $500 subsequent offense. No Out-of-Service.
AR: $100-500 first offense, $100-1000 subsequent offenses.
CA: State base fine of $300-$1,000, plus specific fees that vary by county.
CO: $1100 first offense, $2200 second offense, $3300 subsequent. No Out-of-Service.
CT: $170 fine.
GA: None presently.
ID: Misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding six (6) months, or by a fine not exceeding $1,000, or both. A citation would require a bond to be posted, the amount to be determined by a magistrate judge, but probably around $300.
IL: $300 first offense, $500 second offense.
IN: $100 first offense, $1000 subsequent offense.
IA: None presently.
KS: $100-1000 first offense, $100-5000 subsequent offense.
KY: Range of $25 to $250.
LA: None presently, rulemaking begun.
ME: Misdemeanor punishable by a maximum fine of $1,000, or by imprisonment not exceeding six months, or both. There is also a government surcharge of 20% of the fine and a Victim Compensation Fund assessment of $10.
MA: $100 first offense, $200 subsequent offense.
MI: Up to $500 for for hire carriers.
MN: $100 fine, plus $78 in court costs.
MS: Misdemeanor; $125 first offense, $150 second offense.
MO: Varies with the county; with an audit, state can impose a general fine up to $2000 per day.
MT: Only a warning at this point.
NE: Class IV misdemeanor with a minimum fine of $100. If evidence of multiple ongoing violations, law enforcement would seek a greater fine.
NH: None presently.
NM: $50 penalty assessment misdemeanor. With formal proceeding, up to $10000 per day.
NY: With formal proceeding, up to $5000.
NC: None presently.
ND: None presently but can hold IRP and IFTA renewals for UCR nonpayment. OH: $100 civil forfeiture.
OK: $300 first offense, $400 second, $500 subsequent.
PA: None presently.
RI: $300.
SC: $232.50.
SD: $154 fine.
TN: State base fine of $50, plus court costs that are county specific.
TX: Class C Misdemeanor, which is punishable by a fine of $1 to $500 plus court costs. The fine amount is set by the assigned judge noted on the citation.
UT: CVSA Inspections first time.
VA: Class IV misdemeanor, $250 fine.
WA: None presently.
WV: $100-1000.
WI: $750.
*** Questions about this info? Contact Linda Norman at 703-821-0000 or linda@donnormanassociates.com ***