00RS SB251


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SB 251 (BR 1745) - R. Leeper

     AN ACT relating to driver licensing.
     Amend KRS 186.412 to require all persons or renewing a driver's license to undergo a mandatory eye examination conducted by the circuit clerk; require the clerk to notify the Transportation Cabinet of all persons to whom a license is issued that failed the eye examination; require the cabinet to notify a person who failed the eye exam by first class mail that the person has 15 days to either return to the circuit clerk's office for a second exam or to provide the cabinet with medical evidence from a physician, osteopath, or optometrist that the person's vision complies with eye standards established by the state police; require the cabinet to suspend the license of any person who fails to retake the exam or provide medical evidence to the cabinet within 15 days; delete the provision authorizing the circuit clerk to issue a temporary driver's license; amend KRS 186.480 to delete the requirement for the state police to conduct an eye examination when testing a person for a driver's license; require all vision testing machines currently used by the state police to conduct eye examinations to be transferred to the Transportation Cabinet for redistribution to circuit clerks across the state.

     Feb 10-introduced in Senate
     Feb 15-to Transportation (S)

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