Federal Legislation
May 5, 2004

S. 2027- Driver Education and Licensing Improvement Act of 2004

Action Requested:
None at this time. HSLDA's National Center is tracking this legislation.

Background:
Official purpose: A bill to amend title 23 and 49, United States Code, to improve national highway traffic safety through improved motor vehicle driver education and licensing programs, and for other purposes. Introduced: January 26, 2004 by Senator Michael DeWine [OH] Cosponsors: None.

Status:

1/23/2004: Introductory remarks on measure.
1/26/2004: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
12/31/2004: This bill is "dead". It was not passed into law before the end of the 108th Congress.

Bill Summary and Status

HSLDA's Position:
HSLDA is opposed to Federal standards for driver education. We believe that this is best left in the hands of each state's legislature. Additionally, Federal standards could create compliance issues for parent-taught driver education programs.

 Other Resources

S. 2027 (Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader)