AN ACT TO PROVIDE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR DRIVER EDUCATION COURSEWORK INTERRUPTED BY SCHOOL CLOSURES IN THE SPRING SEMESTER OF 2020 AND TO REQUIRE THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO TEMPORARILY WAIVE THE ROAD TEST REQUIREMENT.
Deems students enrolled in classroom driver education between January 2020 and March 16, 2020, in a public school or a licensed commercial driver training school, to have completed all driver education classroom instruction requirements if the student completed at least 20 hours of classroom instruction before March 16, 2020. Requires giving students who have not completed at least 20 hours of classroom instruction the opportunity to take and pass the proficiency exam developed by the Department of Public Instruction to waive the classroom instruction requirement. Requires students enrolled in driver education in the spring of 2020 to complete a minimum of six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction before being issued a North Carolina Driver Education Completion Certificate.
Appropriates $10 million in nonrecurring funds for 2020-21 from the General Fund to the Department of Public Instruction for the driver education allotment. Require the funds to be allotted pro rata to local school administrative units based on the amount of funds that reverted to the Civil Penalty and Forfeiture Fund from each unit's driver education allotment on June 30, 2020. Effective July 1, 2020.
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