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Introduced Version Senate Bill 647 History

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Senate Bill No. 647

(By Senators Unger, Jenkins, Love and White)

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[Introduced March 21, 2005; referred to the Committee

on Transportation and Infrastructure; and then to the Committee on Finance.]

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A BILL to amend and reenact §17B-2-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to requiring applicants for an instruction permit to operate a motor vehicle who fail the written test two or more times to pay an additional fee of five dollars for each additional testing procedure; and including on the application an applicant's desire to be listed as an organ donor on the license.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §17B-2-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
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 shall entitle an applicant under the age of eighteen to not more than three attempts to pass the road skills test. An applicant age eighteen years or older is entitled to not more than three attempts to pass the road skills test within a period of sixty 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. An applicant who fails the written test twice or more, shall, on his or her third or subsequent attempt, be required to pay an additional nonrefundable fee of five dollars prior to each additional testing procedure.
(b) Any applicant who has not been previously licensed, must hold an instruction permit for a minimum of thirty 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 said application shall state the full name, date of birth, sex and residence address of the applicant and briefly describe the applicant and shall state whether the applicant has theretofore been a licensed driver and, if so, when and by what state or country and whether any such license has ever been suspended or revoked within the five years next preceding 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, whether the applicant desires a notation on the driver's license indicating that the applicant is an organ donor, a diabetic, deaf, or hard of hearing, or has any other handicap or disability and such other pertinent information as the Commissioner may require.



NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to
require applicants for an instruction permit to operate a motor vehicle who fail the written test two or more times, to pay an additional fee of five dollars for each additional testing procedure they undergo. The bill also provides that an applicant's desire to be listed as an organ donor on his license is to be included on the application.

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