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Senate Bill 0016


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Senate Bill 0016

ARCHIVE (2009)

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DIGEST OF SB 16 (Updated April 29, 2009 5:31 pm - DI 96)

Learner's permits and graduated licenses. Raises the minimum age for the issuance of a learner's permit under certain circumstances and a probationary operator's license. Sets requirements for practice driving before a probationary operator's license can be issued. Prohibits an operator under the age of 18 from operating a motor vehicle while using a telecommunications device except for making a 911 emergency call. Revises the period during which certain passengers may not accompany a probationary operator. Revises the hours when nighttime driving is prohibited by certain probationary operators. Specifies the period of validity of a learner's permit. Requires the state board of education and the criminal justice institute to adopt rules specifying that the classroom portion of driver education may not be provided to a child less than 15 years and 180 days of age. Makes the holder of a probationary license ineligible for pretrial diversion or deferral with respect to certain alleged offenses and infractions involving motor vehicles. Establishes the interim study committee on driver education. Makes corresponding changes and conforming amendments. Removes outdated language. (The introduced version of this bill was prepared by the interim study committee on learner's permits and graduated driver's licenses.)
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