WEST virginia Legislature
2020 regular session
Senate Bill 30
By Senators Hamilton, Baldwin, Romano, and Facemire
8, 2020; referred
to the Committee on Military; and then to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure]
A BILL to amend and reenact §17B-2-12 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to extending the expiration of driver’s licenses for active military members’ spouses.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
ARTICLE 2. ISSUANCE OF LICENSE, EXPIRATION, AND RENEWAL.
§17B-2-12. Expiration of licenses.
(a) Except as provided in
subsections (b) and (c) of this section, every driver’s license expires
eight years from the date of its issuance.
(b)(1) Every driver’s license issued to a person who has attained his or her 21st birthday expires on the licensee’s birthday. The commissioner may modify the expiration date of any license as necessary to effectuate the transition from the five-year renewal cycle to an eight-year renewal cycle as he or she considers necessary.
(2) Every driver’s license issued to a person who has not attained his or her 21st birthday expires 30 days after the licensee’s 21st birthday, except as provided in §17-2-3a of this code.
(3) The driver’s license of
person in the Armed Forces member of the United States armed forces
and that of his or her spouse expires six months after the date on which
the person member is separated from active duty in the armed forces
under honorable circumstances.
(c) A license issued to a person who is not a citizen of the United States may only be issued for the time the person is legally authorized to be in the United States, not to exceed eight years. If the time the person is authorized to be in the United States is extended, the commissioner may renew the license in accordance with §17A-2-12a of this code for the time extended, not to exceed eight years.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to extend the expiration of the driver’s licenses of military members’ spouses.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from a heading or the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.