SB 20

Sponsor
Session
Regular Session 2018
Title
Driver's licenses, drowsy driving, requirement that manual and State Dept. of Edu. driver's education courses include information on dangers
Description

Under existing law, the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency may provide by rule for the topics covered on the driver's license examination and the manner in which the examination is administered. Under existing rule, the Alabama Driver's Manual contains information on the topics tested

This bill would require the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency to include information on the dangers of drowsy driving in the Alabama Driver's Manual and other licensing examination materials issued pursuant to its rules. This bill would also require the State Department of Education to include instruction on the dangers of drowsy driving in its approved driver's education courses

Relating to drivers licensing; to require the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency to include information on the dangers of drowsy driving in its driver's manual and licensing examination materials; and to specify that the State Department of Education shall require any driver's education course offered at a public high school to include in its curriculum instruction on the dangers of drowsy driving.

Subjects
Motor Vehicles
View Original PDF: SB 20 - Introduced - PDF

Under existing law, the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency may provide by rule for the topics covered on the driver's license examination and the manner in which the examination is administered. Under existing rule, the Alabama Driver's Manual contains information on the topics tested

This bill would require the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency to include information on the dangers of drowsy driving in the Alabama Driver's Manual and other licensing examination materials issued pursuant to its rules. This bill would also require the State Department of Education to include instruction on the dangers of drowsy driving in its approved driver's education courses

Relating to drivers licensing; to require the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency to include information on the dangers of drowsy driving in its driver's manual and licensing examination materials; and to specify that the State Department of Education shall require any driver's education course offered at a public high school to include in its curriculum instruction on the dangers of drowsy driving.

Section 1

(a) The Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency shall strengthen information on the dangers of drowsy driving in the Alabama Driver's Manual or any other manual or information created for the purpose of preparing an applicant for a driver's license or driver's permit to take the examination required by Section 32-6-3 of the Code of Alabama 1975. (b) The State Department of Education shall require any driver's education course offered at a public high school and for which the department issues a certificate of completion pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (b) of Section 32-6-7.2, Code of Alabama 1975, to include in its curriculum instruction on the dangers of drowsy driving.

Section 2

This act shall become effective on the first day of the third month following its passage and approval by the Governor, or its otherwise becoming law.

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Action Date Chamber Action
March 27, 2018SAssigned Act No. 2018-545.
March 27, 2018HSignature Requested
March 27, 2018SEnrolled
March 27, 2018SPassed Second House
March 22, 2018HMotion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 1021
March 22, 2018HThird Reading Passed
February 1, 2018HRead for the second time and placed on the calendar
January 23, 2018HRead for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security
January 23, 2018SMotion to Read a Third Time and Pass adopted Roll Call 85
January 23, 2018SThird Reading Passed
January 16, 2018SRead for the second time and placed on the calendar
January 9, 2018SRead for the first time and referred to the Senate committee on Governmental Affairs
2018-03-22
Chamber: House
Result: Passed
2018-01-23
Chamber: Senate
Result: Passed