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– Driver training, driving practice
SENATE BILL NO. 1411
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DRIVER TRAINING - Amends existing law relating to driver training courses
to remove provisions allowing for simulated driving practices in lieu of
actual driving practice; and to require the timely submission of each
driver training course report within the time limit specified.
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]]]] LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ]]]]
Fifty-ninth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2008
IN THE SENATE
SENATE BILL NO. 1411
BY EDUCATION COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO DRIVER TRAINING COURSES; AMENDING SECTION 33-1702, IDAHO CODE, TO
3 REMOVE PROVISIONS ALLOWING FOR SIMULATED DRIVING PRACTICE IN LIEU OF
4 ACTUAL DRIVING PRACTICE; AND AMENDING SECTION 33-1706, IDAHO CODE, TO
5 REQUIRE THE TIMELY SUBMISSION OF EACH DRIVER TRAINING COURSE REPORT WITHIN
6 THE TIME LIMIT SPECIFIED AND TO MAKE A TECHNICAL CORRECTION.
7 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
8 SECTION 1. That Section 33-1702, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
9 amended to read as follows:
10 33-1702. MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR COURSES. (1) The state board of education
11 and the transportation department shall cooperate in establishing, and amend-
12 ing as need arises, minimum standards for driver training programs reimburs-
13 able hereunder.
14 (2) Such standards shall require not less than thirty (30) clock hours of
15 classroom instruction, six (6) hours observation time in a driver training
16 car, and six (6) hours behind-the-wheel practice driving ; but the state board
17 of education may allow in lieu of not more than three (3) hours of such prac-
18 tice driving, such equivalent thereof in simulated practice driving as the
19 said board may have, by uniform rules, approved. The board shall adopt stan-
20 dards necessary to allow completion of the thirty (30) clock hours of required
21 classroom instruction through an approved correspondence course.
22 SECTION 2. That Section 33-1706, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
23 amended to read as follows:
24 33-1706. REPORTS TO STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. Each school district
25 which has completed a course or courses in driver training, whether approved
26 for reimbursement or not, shall submit a report to the state department of
27 education not later than forty-five (45) days after completion of the course
28 or courses, showing: (1) the number of pupils who enrolled; (2) the number of
29 pupils who completed the course; and (3) the total cost of operation of the
30 program, together with such other information as the state board may require.
31 Failure to submit each report s to the state department of education in the
32 time frame required shall be cause for the state department of education to
33 disallow reimbursement even for prior approved driver training program.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
This legislation makes two changes to Idaho driver's education
statutes. The first deletes the State Board of Education's
ability to waive half of the requirement that students receive at
least six hours of behind-the-wheel experience, by substituting
three hours of simulated practice driving. The second change
clarifies that school districts will file their driver training
course reports with the State Department of Education within 45
days of the completion of each course.
No fiscal impact to the General Fund.
Name: Nick Smith
State Department of Education
Phone: (208) 332-6800
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE S 1411