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.
House committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Modifies the proposed accommodations for interrupted driver education coursework. Now, 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 15 hours, rather than 20 hours, of classroom instruction before March 16, 2020. Requires giving students who have not completed at least 15 hours of classroom instruction the opportunity to take and pass the proficiency exam developed by the Department of Public Instruction (DPI), as provided in specified State Board of Education policy (previously not included), to waive the classroom instruction requirement. Adds a new provision authorizing public schools to resume driver education programs consistent with DPI guidance.
Adds new provisions to require the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to issue temporary regular drivers licenses and limited provisional licenses without the applicant passing a road test if the applicant meets all other licensure requirements and provides proof of required financial responsibility under state law. Requires that the temporary licenses must expire no later than 90 days from issuance, and authorizes the DMV to issue additional temporary licenses consistent with the act's requirements if the administration of regularly scheduled road tests have not resumed upon expiration. Sunsets these provisions when the DMV resumes administering regularly scheduled road tests, with a required sunset of no later than 180 days from the date the act becomes law.
Changes the act's titles.