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Bill Detail: HB19-1023

 

Title Foster Children Driving Licenses
Status Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Local Government (01/04/2019)
Bill Subjects
  • Transportation & Motor Vehicles
House Sponsors L. Saine (R)
D. Jackson (D)
Senate Sponsors N. Todd (D)
V. Marble (R)
House Committee Transportation and Local Government
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 01/04/2019
Description

Transportation Legislation Review Committee. Section 1 of the
bill clarifies that a minor who is at least 16 years of age can purchase auto
insurance.
Section 2 exempts a foster child from being required, when being
issued a driver's license, to have his or her foster parent or other legal
guardian sign an affidavit of liability if the child holds evidence of

financial responsibility in his or her own name. Section 2 also authorizes
counties to provide a service that exempts foster children from needing
a foster parent or other legal guardian to sign an affidavit of liability. The
county may accept and expend gifts, grants, or donations to implement
this program.
Under current law, a county must obtain the permission of a foster
parent to help a foster child obtain an instruction permit without a
responsible adult signing an affidavit of liability, but the county need not
obtain this permission if the foster child is at least 17 1/2 years of age.
Section 2 lowers this requirement to age 17.
To be issued a driver's license, current law requires a minor to
submit driving logs showing 50 hours of instruction. Section 3 allows any
person who is at least 21 years of age and who holds a driver's license to
sign a foster child's driving logs if the person provided the instruction and
the foster child has provided proof of financial responsibility.
Current law, with some exceptions, requires a person who is under
16 years of age and who was issued an instruction permit to be instructed
in driving by the person who signed the affidavit of liability. Section 4
authorizes anyone who is at least 21 years of age and who holds a driver's
license to instruct a foster child with a driving permit.
Section 5 directs the department of personnel to create a program
that pools insurance of a child who has been in a foster home for at least
one year with the insurance on the state fleet to make insurance less
expensive for the foster child. The department of personnel may accept
and expend gifts, grants, or donations to implement this program.

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