WVC 17 B-
CHAPTER 17B. MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVER'S LICENSES.
WVC 17 B- 2 A-
ARTICLE 2A. REQUIREMENT OF COMPLIANCE WITH SELECTIVE SERVICE
WVC 17 B- 2 A- 1
§17B-2A-1. Legislative intent.
It is the intent of the Legislature in enacting this article
to protect state residents from the penalties associated with
failing to register with the United States selective service system
and to help ensure that any future draft is fair and equitable to
all potential draftees.
The Legislature finds and declares that the penalties
associated with noncompliance are severe, including, but not
limited to, a felony conviction and forfeiture of the ability to
seek state employment from certain state agencies and departments.
In addition, failure to register may permanently preclude the
violator from acquiring many federal benefits, such as federal
employment, including employment with the United States postal
service, federal and state student financial assistance,
participation in federally funded job training programs and
eligibility for United States citizenship for immigrants seeking
Therefore, in recognition of the severe consequences of
noncompliance and the importance of helping ensure that any future
draft is fair and equitable, it is the intent of the Legislature to
notify state residents of their responsibility to register with
selective service and to provide them the opportunity to register
concurrent with applying for a driver's license or identification card.
WVC 17 B- 2 A- 2
§17B-2A-2. Compliance with registration requirements of military
selective service act.
The division of motor vehicles shall provide a mechanism on
each application for the issuance, renewal or duplicate of an
instruction permit, a driver's license, a professional driver's
license, a commercial driver's license or an identification card by
which those persons required to register in compliance with the
requirements of section three of the "Military Selective Service
Act", 50 U.S.C. App. 451, et seq.
, may indicate their preference to
allow the division to forward required information to the selective
service system. If the applicant so indicates, his signature on
the application may serve as his consent to registration with the
selective service system, if he is not already registered.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session