04RS HB85


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HB 85 (BR 325) - T. Burch

     AN ACT relating to graduated driver's licenses for teenagers.
     Amend KRS 186.450, 186.412, 186.470, 186.480, 186.6401, and 186.990 and create new sections of KRS Chapter 186 to expand the graduated driver license program for young drivers; establish requirements for an intermediate license to operate a motor vehicle for persons age 16-1/2 years old; require an instruction permit to be held for a minimum of 180 days with no traffic offenses; require a statement signed by a parent or guardian that the applicant has completed 60 hours of driving, including 10 hours at night before applying for an intermediate license; require an applicant for an intermediate license to pass a road test to receive an intermediate license sticker; require the intermediate license holder to have the license in possession when operating any motor vehicle; prohibit an intermediate license holder from driving between the hours of 12 midnight and 6 a.m. and from driving with 2 or more persons under 21 years of age except with good cause; amend KRS 186.480 to permit the State Police to examine unlicensed applicants for an instruction permit and an intermediate license; specify that an applicant age 18 years or older is not required to hold an intermediate license.


     HFA (1, T. Burch) - Change the term of an instruction permit from one to three years and change the passenger restrictions for permit and intermediate license holders to limit them to transporting two passengers under the age of 18 instead of one passenger under the age of 21.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 6-introduced in House; to Transportation (H)
     Feb 3-posted in committee
     Feb 5-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 6-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 9-floor amendment (1) filed
     Feb 12-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 13, 2004
     Feb 18-3rd reading, passed 58-38 with floor amendment (1)
     Feb 19-received in Senate
     Feb 24-to Transportation (S)

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