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Introduced Version House Bill 2949 History

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FISCAL NOTEWEST virginia legislature

2019 regular session

Introduced

House Bill 2949

By Delegates Linville, Higginbotham, Harshbarger, D. Kelly, Hill, Cadle, Toney, Howell, Paynter and Cooper

[Introduced February 8, 2019; Referred
to the Committee on Technology and Infrastructure then Finance. ]

A BILL to amend and reenact §17B-2-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to requiring applications for an instruction permit or a driver’s license desires to contain an option for contributions to the West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance in the following amounts: $3, $5, $10, and a fourth option left blank so that a contribution in another amount may be made by the applicant.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:


ARTICLE 2. ISSUANCE OF LICENSE, EXPIRATION AND RENEWAL.


§17B-2-6.  Application for license or instruction permit; fee to accompany application.


(a) Every application for an instruction permit or for a driver’s license shall be made upon a form furnished by the division. Every application shall be accompanied by the proper fee and payment of the fee entitles an applicant under the age of 18 to not more than two attempts at the written test or not more than one attempt to pass the road skills test. An applicant age 18 years or older is entitled to not more than two attempts at the written test or not more than three attempts to pass the road skills test within a period of 90 days from the date of issuance of the instruction permit. An applicant who fails either the written test or the road skills test may not be tested twice within a period of one week.

(b) Any applicant who has not been previously licensed must hold an instruction permit for a minimum of 30 days. For the purposes of this section, the term “previously licensed” means an applicant who has obtained at least a level two graduated license or junior driver’s license issued under the provisions of this article or has obtained an equal or greater level of licensure if previously licensed in another state.

(c) Every application for an instruction permit shall state the full legal name, date of birth, sex, and residence address of the applicant and briefly describe the applicant. the application shall state whether the applicant has theretofore been a licensed driver and, if so, when, and by what state or country and whether his or her license has ever been suspended or revoked within five years of the date of application, or whether an application has ever been refused and, if so, the date of and reason for the suspension, revocation or refusal. The application will indicate whether the applicant desires a notation on the driver’s license indicating that the applicant is an organ donor, in accordance with §17B-1B-1 et seq. of this code, is diabetic, deaf, or hard of hearing, has any other handicap or disability; or is an honorably discharged veteran of any branch of the Armed Forces of the United States; desires to make a contribution to the West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance in the following amounts: $3, $5, $10, and a fourth option left blank so that a contribution in another amount may be made by the applicant; and such other pertinent information as the commissioner may require.

 

NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to requiring applications for an instruction permit or a driver’s license desires to contain a fourth option for contributions to the West Virginia Department of Veterans Assistance. The current application provides for three distinct amounts, $3, $5 and $10. The bill provides for a fourth option so that the applicant may make any contribution he or she chooses.

Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.

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