H. B. 4133
(By Delegates Hamilton, Longstreth, Azinger,
Evans, Rowan, M. Poling, Anderson, Ferro,
Walker, Ireland and Iaquinta)
[Introduced January 19, 2012; referred to the
Committee on Roads and Transportation then the Judiciary.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §17B-2-12 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to extending the expiration of driver’s licenses for active military members’ spouses.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §17B-2-12 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-2-12. Expiration of licenses.
(a) Except as provided in subsection subsections (b) and (c)
of this section, every driver's license shall expire five years from
the date of its issuance.
(b)(1) Every driver's license issued to a person who has attained his or her twenty-first birthday shall expire on the licensee’s birthday in those years in which the licensee’s age is evenly divisible by five. Except as provided in the following subdivisions and in subsection (c) of this section, no driver's license may be issued for less than three years or for more than seven years and shall be valid for a period of five years, expiring on the licensee’s birthday in a year in which the licensee’s age is evenly divisible by five.
(2) Every driver's license issued to a person who has not attained his or her twenty-first birthday shall expire thirty days after the licensee’s twenty-first birthday, except as provided in section three-a of this article.
(3) The driver's license of any person in the member of United States Armed Forces and that of his or her spouse shall expire six months after the date on which the person member is separated from active duty in the Armed Forces under honorable circumstances.
(c) A license issued to a person who is not a citizen of the United States may only be issued for the time the person is legally authorized to be in the United States, not to exceed five years. If the time the person is authorized to be in the United States is extended, the commissioner may renew the license in accordance with section twelve-a of this article for the time extended, not to exceed five years.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to extend the expiration of the driver’s licenses of military members’ spouses.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.