May 21, 2008

House Bill 2078: Drivers Licensing Requirements

Rep. Rodney R. Hubbard

This bill prohibits the issuance of a driver’s license or temporary permit to any person 15 to 18 years of age if a school submits information that the student is not in compliance with the eligibility standards. This bill also would mandate that “a student enrolled in public school who withdraws from public school and was not in compliance with the department standards for eligibility … at the time of such withdrawal shall remain subject to the requirements of this section until such student demonstrates department standards have been achieved.”

This bill would require DESE to enact standards for homeschool students who did not meet department standards while they were in public school. This would hamper students who are seeking a fresh start by leaving public school to homeschool.


2/11/2008 H 216 Introduced and Read First Time (H)
2/12/2008 H 223 Read Second Time (H)
2/14/2008 H 247 Referred: Special Committee on Urban Education Reform (H)
2/26/2008 Public Hearing Completed (H)
4/1/2008 Executive Session Completed (H)
4/1/2008 Voted Do Pass (H)
4/2/2008H 751 Reported Do Pass (H)
4/2/2008H 751 Referred: Rules Pursuant to Rule 25(21)(f) (H)
4/9/2008Rules—Executive Session Completed (H)
4/9/2008Rules—Voted Do Pass (H)
4/9/2008H 861 Rules - Reported Do Pass (H)
4/23/2008H 1115-1116 Perfected (H)
4/24/2008Third Read and Passed (H)
4/28/2008Reported to the Senate and First Read (S)
4/29/2008Second Read/Referred: Education (S)

This bill failed to pass out of committee, and is now dead.

HSLDA's Position:

Action Requested:
No action is requested at this time.

 Other Resources

E-lert—May 1, 2008—Missouri: Calls Needed to Stop Dangerous Driver’s License Bill

E-lert—May 9, 2008—Missouri: Update on House Bill 2078—Dangerous Driver’s License Bill

Bill Text

Bill History