HOUSE BILL No. 1750
DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Citations Affected: IC 9-24-2-1; IC 20-32-4-4.5.
Synopsis: Graduation exam as condition for driver's license. Provides
that an individual who is less than 18 years of age may not receive a
driver's license if the individual fails to meet the academic standards
tested in the graduation examination. Requires the principal of a high
school to report to the governing body of the school corporation the
name of a student who: (1) is ineligible to receive a driver's license
because of failure to meet the academic standards; or (2) has become
eligible to receive a driver's license after a second or subsequent
graduation examination. Requires the governing body to submit the
pertinent information concerning a student's eligibility to the bureau of
Effective: July 1, 2007.
January 26, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Roads and Transportation.
First Regular Session 115th General Assembly (2007)
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HOUSE BILL No. 1750
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 9-24-2-1; (07)IN1750.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 9-24-2-1, AS AMENDED BY P.L.1-2006,
SECTION 165, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2007]: Sec. 1. (a) A driver's license or a
learner's permit may not be issued to an individual less than eighteen
(18) years of age who meets any of the following conditions:
(1) Is a habitual truant under IC 20-33-2-11.
(2) Is under at least a second suspension from school for the
school year under IC 20-33-8-14 or IC 20-33-8-15.
(3) Is under an expulsion from school under IC 20-33-8-14,
IC 20-33-8-15, or IC 20-33-8-16.
(4) Is considered a dropout under IC 20-33-2-28.5.
(b) At least five (5) days before holding an exit interview under
IC 20-33-2-28.5, the school corporation shall give notice by certified
mail or personal delivery to the student, the student's parent, or the
student's guardian that the student's failure to attend an exit interview
under IC 20-33-2-28.5 or return to school if the student does not meet
the requirements to withdraw from school under IC 20-33-2-28.5 will
result in the revocation or denial of the student's:
(1) driver's license or learner's permit; and
(2) employment certificate.
(c) A driver's license may not be issued to an individual less than
eighteen (18) years of age who has failed to meet the academic
standards tested in the graduation examination (as defined in
SOURCE: IC 20-32-4-4.5; (07)IN1750.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 20-32-4-4.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE
AS A NEW
SECTION TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
1, 2007]: Sec. 4.5. (a) Notwithstanding IC 9-24 concerning the
minimum standards for qualifying for the issuance of a driver's
license, a student who:
(1) is less than eighteen (18) years of age; and
(2) has failed to meet the academic standards tested in the
may not be issued a driver's license to operate a motor vehicle or
motorcycle under IC 9-24 until the student is at least eighteen (18)
years of age.
(b) After a high school receives score reports for the graduation
examination, the principal of the high school shall submit to the
governing body the name of each student who:
(1) is ineligible to receive a driver's license under this section;
(2) has become eligible to receive a driver's license after
meeting the academic standards in a second or subsequent
(c) After receiving a report under subsection (b), the governing
body shall submit to the bureau of motor vehicles the pertinent
information concerning a student's eligibility to receive a driver's
license under subsection (a).