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HB 4023 - Linking Driving Privileges with Student Performance - Key Vote

West Virginia Key Votes

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Linking Driving Privileges with Student Performance

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (76-21) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (29-4) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (80-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Linking Driving Privileges with Student Performance

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that bases the driving privileges of students between the ages of 15 and 18 on their school attendance and performance.

Highlights:
- Requires schools to issue Driver's Eligibility Certificates to students between the ages of 15 and 18 to be presented to the Division of Motor Vehicles to prove that the student:
    - Is enrolled and making satisfactory progress toward graduation - Does not have more than 10 consecutive or 15 total days of unexcused absences during the current and previous school semesters - Has not been suspended or expelled during the current and previous school semesters
- Requires the school to notify the Division of Motor Vehicles if a student stops being eligible for a Driver's Eligibility Certificate by violating one of the requirements. - Requires the Division of Motor Vehicles to suspended the license of any student who becomes ineligible. - Entitles students to a hearing before the appropriate school official to determine if the student's noncompliance was due to severe hardship. - Substitute offered by the House Committee on the Judiciary.
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Linking Driving Privileges with Student Performance

Sponsors

  • Richard 'Rick' Thompson (WV - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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