Senate Bill No. 31
(By Senator Bailey)
[Introduced January 12, 2000; referred to the Committee
A BILL to amend and reenact section twelve, article two, chapter
seventeen-a of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine
hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to requiring the
commissioner of motor vehicles, for all persons under
twenty-one years of age, to place the date of that person's
twenty-first birthday in red ink on the driver's license
issued by the division of motor vehicles.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section twelve, article two, chapter seventeen-a of the
code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES.
§17A-2-12. Commissioner of motor vehicles -- Commissioner to
The commissioner shall prescribe and provide suitable forms
of applications, certificates of title, registration cards,
operators' and chauffeurs' licenses, and all other forms
deemed considered necessary to carry out the
provisions of this chapter and any other laws, the enforcement
and administration of which are vested in the department
division: Provided, That for all persons under the age of
twenty-one, that person's twenty-first birthday shall be printed
in red ink on any driver's license issued by the division of
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to require that all
drivers' licenses issued in this state shall state in red ink the
licensees twenty-first birthday for all persons under twenty-one
years of age.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken
from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language
that would be added.