Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1750

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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 motor vehicles.

Effective: July 1, 2007.





Turner




    January 26, 2007, read first time and referred to Committee on Roads and Transportation.







Introduced

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 education.

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 IC 20-18-2-6).

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 graduation examination;
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; or
        (2) has become eligible to receive a driver's license after meeting the academic standards in a second or subsequent graduation examination.
    (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).