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July 10, 2009

Senate Bill 2217: An Act to Cancel Driver’s Permits and Licenses for Violations of School Attendance

Author:
Senators Cook, Bakke, Wardner
Representatives D. Johnson, R. Kelsch, Mueller

Summary:
This bill would require the cancellation of a driver’s permit or license if a person under 16 is in violation of the compulsory school attendance law or an attendance policy of the person’s school. HSLDA opposes any effort to tie a driver’s license to school attendance.

Status:

1/14/2009 (Senate) Introduced, first reading, referred Transportation
1/21/2009 (Senate) Request return from committee, re-referred to Education
2/12/2009 (Senate) Reported back amended, “do pass”, amendment Yes 4, No 1
2/13/2009 (Senate) Amendment adopted, placed on calendar
2/16/2009 (Senate) Second reading, passed, Yes 44, No 3
2/17/2009 (House) Received from Senate
2/26/2009 (House) Introduced, first reading, referred Education
3/11/2009 (House) Committee hearing at 10:30
3/13/2009 (House) Reported back, do pass, placed on calendar; yes 13, no 0
3/16/2009 (House) Second reading, passed, yes 75, no 18
3/17/2009 (Senate) Returned to Senate
3/18/2009 (House) Signed by Speaker
4/7/2009 (Senate) Signed by President; sent to Governor

Bill died when legislature adjourned.

HSLDA’s Position:
This bill should be opposed.

Action Requested:
None at this time.

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Bill History