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March 10, 2005

House Bill 1235: Parent-Taught Driver's Education Courses

Author:
Rep. Kevin Lundberg (R-District 49)

Summary:
This bill would have allowed parents to teach an approved driver's education program to their children. The bill also would have clarified the standards by which the Department of Revenue can approve parent-taught driver's education curriculum.

The bill was heard in the Transportation and Energy committee on March 9, but the committee chairmen refused to let the key witness, Wayne Tully of the National Driver Training Institute, testify in support of the bill. The chairman also stated at the beginning of the hearing that he planned to vote against the bill.

When the vote was taken it was a 5 to 5 split, with one Republican member not in attendance. As a result, the bill has been defeated for this session.

Wayne Tully and several legislators will now attempt to convince Governor Bill Owen to require the Department of Revenue to approve other 4-hour prequalification programs, and allow them to be viewed at home.

Status:

02/3/2005Introduced and assigned to House Committee on Transportation & Energy
03/09/2005Postponed indefinitely in House Committee

HSLDA's Position:
HSLDA supports this bill.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

 Other Resources

Mar-21-2005 — Colorado--Legislative Update

Mar-10-2005 — Colorado--Update on Parent-Taught Driver's Education Bill

Mar-09-2005 — Colorado--Calls Needed Today to Save Parent-Taught Driver's Education Bill

Feb-18-2005 — Colorado--Calls Needed to Protect Parent-Taught Driver's Education

Bill Text

Bill History