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Bill Detail: HB20-1071

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Title Driving Instruction For Foster Children
Status House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Refer Amended to Appropriations (01/29/2020)
Bill Subjects
  • Transportation & Motor Vehicles
House Sponsors M. Duran (D)
T. Exum Sr. (D)
Senate Sponsors K. Donovan (D)
D. Hisey (R)
House Committee Transportation and Local Government
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 01/08/2020

Transportation Legislation Review Committee. The bill creates
the foster children's driver education grant program (program) in the state
department of human services (state department) to reimburse county
departments of human or social services (county departments) for costs
paid to private driving schools for providing driving instruction to

persons in the custody of the county department who are at least 15 years
and less than 18 years of age. The state department shall administer the
program and award grants to county departments.
On or before December 1, 2020, the state board of human services
(state board) shall promulgate rules for the administration of the program.
On or before November 1, 2021, and on or before January 1 each year
thereafter, each county department that receives a grant through the
program shall submit a report to the state department. At a minimum, the
report must include the information required by rules promulgated by the
state board. On or before January 1, 2021, and on or before January 1
each year thereafter for the duration of the program, the state department
shall submit a summarized report to the appropriate reference committees
of the general assembly. At a minimum, the report must include the
information submitted to the state department by county departments.
The program is repealed, effective September 1, 2030. Before the
repeal, the program is scheduled for a sunset review by the department of
regulatory agencies.
The bill states that the program does not create any liability on
behalf of a county department for contracting with a private driving
school to provide driving instruction or for an injury alleged to have
occurred while a person in the custody of the state department receives
driving instruction from a private driving school, the cost of which
instruction may be reimbursed to the county department from the
The bill states that a certified court order is sufficient to establish
the legal name, identity, date of birth, lawful presence in the United
States, or Colorado residency of a person who is in the custody of the
state department, is at least 15 years and less than 18 years of age, and is
applying for a driver's license.

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