Senate Bill No. 162
(By Senator Rowe)
[Originating in the Committee on the Judiciary;
reported January 28, 2003.]
A BILL to amend and reenact section fourteen, article two, chapter
seventeen-b of the code of West Virginia, one thousand nine
hundred thirty-one, as amended, relating to motor vehicles;
and expunging motor vehicle license information for nineteen-
year-olds when denials, suspensions or revocations of their
licenses are due to school attendance.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That section fourteen, article two, chapter seventeen-b of the
code of West Virginia, one thousand nine hundred thirty-one, as
amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. ISSUANCE OF LICENSE, EXPIRATION AND RENEWAL.
§17B-2-14. Records and indices to be kept by the division.
The division shall file every application for a license
received by it and shall maintain suitable indices containing, in
(1) All applications denied and on each a notation of the reasons for such denial;
(2) All applications granted; and
(3) The name of every licensee whose license has been
suspended or revoked by the division and after each
such name a
notation of the reasons for such the action: Provided, That upon
application for a license by an individual eighteen years of age or
older, any record of a previous license denial, suspension or
revocation related solely to the school attendance of the applicant
may not be released to any third party.
The division shall also file all abstracts of court records of
convictions received by it under the laws of this state and in
connection therewith maintain convenient records or make suitable
notations in order that an individual record of each licensee
showing the convictions of such licensee shall be readily
ascertainable and available for the consideration of the division
upon any application for renewal of license and at other suitable
(NOTE: This bill is to provide that student driver's license
denials, revocations or suspensions for school attendance are to be
expunged from the records of the division of motor vehicles after
those drivers attain the age of nineteen.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from
the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would