Judges in Anne Arundel County were faced with cases where police had stopped drivers on scooters who had licenses (or permits), but those licenses or permits had been suspended.
How should a judge decide the case? The text of the statute requires a driver's license or a moped operator's permit. The text does not say anything about the license or permit being valid. So what about a suspended license or permit? If the intent of the legislature was to require a valid license or permit, that intent was not made explicit in the text of the statute.
As a result, this statute appears to be problematic. Whose job is it to fix it? Judges, or the legislature?