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Introduced Version Senate Bill 30 History

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WEST virginia Legislature

2020 regular session

Introduced

Senate Bill 30

By Senators Hamilton, Baldwin, Romano, and Facemire

[Introduced January 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 subsection 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 any 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.

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