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Senate Bill 0127

Senate Bill 0127

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF SB 127 (Updated April 29, 2011 4:34 pm - DI 96)

Driver education. Transfers the responsibilities concerning: (1) commercial driver training schools from the Indiana criminal justice institute; (2) motorcycle operator education and secondary school driver training from the department of education; and (3) truck driver training from the Indiana commission on proprietary education (commission) and the state department of revenue; to the bureau of motor vehicles (bureau). Establishes the driver education advisory board and requires the bureau to adopt rules concerning driver education training, including rules pertaining to commercial driver training schools, certain driver education programs, and driver education instructors. Requires an applicant for an operator's license who is required to complete at least 50 hours of supervised practice driving to submit to the commission a log, under penalty of perjury, of the time driven before receiving the operator's license. Authorizes the bureau to adopt rules concerning service charges for the administration of a skills or written test by certain driver education instructors. Changes the term "road test" for purposes of examination of the ability to operate a motor vehicle to "skills test". Permits an applicant for examination for the issuance of a driver's license to take the required written tests or skills test in any location in Indiana (current law requires the tests to be administered in the county where the license branch in which the application was made is located). Provides that certain rules pertaining to driver education adopted by the Indiana commission on proprietary education, the Indiana criminal justice institute, the department of state revenue, and the state board of education concerning driver education are considered, after December 31, 2011, rules of the bureau. Provides for certain immunities pertaining to governmental entities and public employees for: (1) members of the driver education advisory board; and (2) driver education instructors making reports concerning the fitness of applicants to operate a motor vehicle. Authorizes the bureau to issue a learner's permit to a person at least 15 years of age under certain conditions. Makes corresponding changes.
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