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Bill Detail: HB21-1084

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Title Drivers' Licenses For Foster Children
Status Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Local Government (02/16/2021)
Bill Subjects
  • Transportation & Motor Vehicles
House Sponsors K. Van Winkle (R)
T. Exum Sr. (D)
Senate Sponsors D. Hisey (R)
House Committee Transportation and Local Government
Senate Committee
Date Introduced 02/16/2021
Summary

The bill requires the state department of human services (state
department) to reimburse a county or district department of human or
social services (county department) for costs paid by the county
department to a public or private driving school for the provision of
driving instruction to an individual in the custody of the county

department who is 15 to 20 years of age.
The bill states that it does not waive or limit a county department's
governmental immunity or place any liability on a county department for:
  • Contracting with a driving school to provide driving
instruction to an individual who is in the custody of the
county department; or
  • An injury alleged to have occurred while an individual in
the custody of the county department received driving
instruction.
The bill requires the state board of human services to promulgate
rules on or before December 1, 2021, to administer the new requirements.
The bill states that:
  • A guardian ad litem, an official of a county department, or
an official of the division of youth services in the state
department who signs a minor's application for an
instruction permit or a minor driver's license but does not
sign an affidavit of liability does not impute liability on
themselves, on the county, or on the state for any damages
caused by the negligence or willful misconduct of the
applicant; and
  • An individual who is in the custody of the state department
or a county department who does not possess all of the
required documents to apply for an instruction permit or a
minor driver's license may be eligible for exception
processing pursuant to rules of the department of revenue.
The bill requires the executive director of the department of
revenue to promulgate rules on or before November 1, 2021, establishing,
to the extent permissible under federal law, forms of documentation that
are acceptable for the purpose of allowing individuals who are in the
custody of the state department or a county department to verify their
legal residence in the United States, establish identity, and satisfy any
other prerequisites for the acquisition of an instruction permit or a minor
driver's license.

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