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Chapter 17 B     Entire Code
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Chapter 17B  |  Article 17B - 2A  |  Section 1
WVC 17 B- CHAPTER 17B. MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVER'S LICENSES.
WVC 17 B- 2 A- ARTICLE 2A. REQUIREMENT OF COMPLIANCE WITH SELECTIVE SERVICE REGISTRATION.

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 citizenship.

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 2013 1st Special Session
The WV Code Online is an unofficial copy of the annotated WV Code, provided as a convenience. It has NOT been edited for publication, and is not in any way official or authoritative.


Recent legislation affecting the Code

Citation Year/Session Short Title
§17 B- 2 - 8 - (Amended Code)
§17 B- 2 - 12 - (Amended Code)
§17 B- 2 - 12 A - (Amended Code)
SENATE BILL - 431
PASSED - Regular Session

SB431 SUB2 ENR  (Uploaded - 03/25/2014)
Relating to issuance and renewal of certain driver's licenses and federal ID cards
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
The WV Code Online is an unofficial copy of the annotated WV Code, provided as a convenience. It has NOT been edited for publication, and is not in any way official or authoritative.
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