Bill Summary for H 158 (2019-2020)

Summary date: 

Jun 11 2020

Bill Information:

View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
House Bill 158 (Public) Filed Monday, February 25, 2019
AN ACT TO REQUIRE THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES TO TEMPORARILY WAIVE THE ROAD TEST REQUIREMENT FOR LEVEL TWO LIMITED PROVISIONAL LICENSES AND TO PROVIDE ACCOMMODATIONS FOR DRIVER EDUCATION COURSEWORK INTERRUPTED BY SCHOOL CLOSURES IN THE SPRING SEMESTER OF 2020.
Intro. by Presnell.

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Conference report makes the following changes to the 3rd edition.

Adds the following content.

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 of classroom instruction before March 16, 2020. Permits 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, to waive the classroom instruction requirement. Requires students enrolled in driver education in the spring 2020 semester to complete at least six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction before being issued a completion certificate. Authorizes public schools to resume driver education programs consistent with DPI guidance. Effective on the date the act becomes law.

Makes conforming changes to the act's titles and organization.

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