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March 11, 2004

House Bill 304: An Act Relating to Drivers' Licenses

Author:
Representative Mike Cherry

Summary:
This bill restores the "No Pass/No Drive" law which was struck down by the Kentucky Supreme Court recently.

Status:

01/15/2004INTRODUCED
01/16/2004TO HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION
02/10/2004H) POSTED IN COMMITTEE
02/26/2004(H) REPORTED FAVORABLY, 1ST READING, TO CALENDAR WITH COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE
02/27/2004(H) 2ND READING, TO RULES; POSTED FOR PASSAGE IN THE REGULAR ORDERS OF THE DAY FOR MONDAY, MARCH 1, 2004
03/03/2004(H) 3RD READING, PASSED 62-31 WITH COMMITTEE SUBSTITUTE
03/04/2004(S) RECEIVED IN SENATE
03/09/2004(S) TO JUDICIARY (S)

Action Requested:
Call each member of the Senate Judiciary committee, and say, "Please vote 'No' on House Bill 304. The section on homeschooling causes more problems than it solves." Please start by calling the Kentucky Legislative Hotline at 800-372-7181, and then call the following members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Robert Stivers (25), Chair
207 Main St.
Manchester, KY 40962
(Office) 606-598-2322
(Home) 606-598-8575
(FAX) 606-598-2357

Tom Buford (22)
105 Crosswoods Place
Nicholasville, KY 40356
(Home) 859-223-7171

Lindy Casebier (7)
P.O. Box 5337
Louisville, KY 40255
(Home) 502-451-7447
(Work) 502-222-8880

Sen. Ray S. Jones, II (31)
P.O. Box 1378
Pikeville, KY 41502
(Office) 606-432-5777
(FAX) 606-432-5154

Gerald A. Neal (33)
One Riverfront Plaza
401 West Main St.
Suite 1807
Louisville, KY 40202
(Office) 502-584-8500
(Home) 502-778-1178
(FAX) 502-584-1119

Rhoads, Jerry P. (6)
P.O. Box 2002, 9 E. Center Street
Madisonville, KY 42431
(Office) 270-825-1490
(Home) 270-825-2949

Richard L. "Dick" Roeding (11)
2534 Kearney Court
Lakeside Park, KY 41017
(Home) 859-331-1684
(FAX) 859-331-1238
(FAX) 502-564-0456

Ernesto Scorsone (13)
511 W. Short St.
Lexington, KY 40507
(Office) 859-254-5766
(Home) 859-254-3681

Dan "Malano" Seum (38)
1107 Holly Avenue
Fairdale, KY 40118
(Home) 502-749-2859

Katie Kratz Stine (24)
15 Cliffview Ave.
Ft. Thomas, KY 41075
(Home) 859-781-5311

David L. Williams (16)
P.O. Box 666
Burkesville, KY 42717
(Office) 270-864-5636

HSLDA's Position:
Oppose: Kentucky's No Pass/No Drive law was struck down by the Kentucky Supreme Court because it did not apply to every public school student in the Commonwealth. The old law allowed dropouts to drive in districts that did not operate an alternative education program approved by the Department of Education designed to meet the learning needs of students that were unable to succeed in the regular program. The proposed bill would prohibit dropouts from driving in Kentucky, even if their only reason for dropping out was that they were unable to succeed in the regular program and even if their district had no alternative programs available for such students. The proposed bill would arbitrarily punish some children in some districts.

 Other Resources

Mar-5-2004 — Calls Needed to Protect Homeschoolers' Right to Drive

Bill Text

Bill History