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November 25, 2008

Senate File 885 & House File 1062: Driver Education Requirements

Sponsors:
House File 1062: Representatives Steve Simon (DFL), John Lesch (DFL), Sheldon Johnson (DFL), and Bernard Lieder (DFL)

Senate File 885: Senators D. Scott Dibble (DFL), Steve Murphy (DFL), and Dan Sparks (DFL)

Summary:
Senate File 885 and House File 1062 modify driver instruction requirements, giving minors the option of enrolling in an Internet-based driver education program. However, language that had provided for homeschooled students is stricken in this first version of both bills.

Status:

2/15/2007(House) H.F. 1062: Introduction and first reading
2/15/2007(House) H.F. 1062: Referred to Transportation
2/15/2007(Senate) S.F. 885: Introduction and first reading
2/15/2007(Senate) S.F. 885: Referred to Transportation
3/12/2007(House) H.F. 1062: Author stricken - Hortman
2/21/2008(House) H.F. 1062: Motion to recall and re-refer, motion prevailed E-12 Education

HSLDA’s Position:
Support if stricken language is returned to bill.

Action Requested:
None.

 Other Resources

S.F. 885 Bill Text

S.F. 885 Bill History

H.F. 1062 Bill Text

H.F. 1062 Bill History