H. B. 4225
(By Delegates M. Poling, Perry and Marcum)
[Introduced January 17, 2014; referred to the
Committee on Roads and Transportation then the Judiciary.]
A BILL to amend and reenact §17B-2-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, relating to a notation on a driver’s license that emergency contact information is recorded with the Division of Motor Vehicles.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of West Virginia:
That §17B-2-6 of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, be amended and reenacted to read as follows:
ARTICLE 2. ISSUANCE OF LICENSE, EXPIRATION AND RENEWAL.
§17B-2-6. Application for license or instruction permit; fee to accompany application.
(a) Every application for an instruction permit or for a driver's license shall be made upon a form furnished by the division. Every application shall be accompanied by the proper fee and payment of the fee entitles an applicant under the age of eighteen to not more than two attempts at the written test or not more than three attempts to pass the road skills test. An applicant age eighteen years or older is entitled to not more than two attempts at the written test or not more than three attempts to pass the road skills test within a period of ninety days from the date of issuance of the instruction permit. An applicant who fails either the written test or the road skills test may not be tested twice within a period of one week.
(b) Any applicant who has not been previously licensed must hold an instruction permit for a minimum of thirty days. For the purposes of this section, the term "previously licensed" means an applicant who has obtained at least a level two graduated license or junior driver's license issued under the provisions of this article or has obtained an equal or greater level of licensure if previously licensed in another state.
(c) Every application for an instruction permit shall state the full legal name, date of birth, sex, and residence address of the applicant and briefly describe the applicant. The application shall state whether the applicant has theretofore been a licensed driver and, if so, when, and by what state or country and whether his or her license has ever been suspended or revoked within five years of the date of application, or whether an application has ever been refused and, if so, the date of and reason for the suspension, revocation or refusal. The application will indicate whether the applicant desires a notation on the driver’s license indicating that the applicant is an organ donor, in accordance with article one-b of this chapter, is diabetic, deaf, or hard of hearing, has any other handicap or disability, or is an honorably discharged veteran of any branch of the Armed Forces of the United States, and such other pertinent information as the commissioner may require. The application will also indicate whether the applicant desires a notation on the driver’s license indicating that the applicant has designated up to three emergency contact persons whose names, addresses and telephone numbers shall be maintained by the Division of Motor Vehicles.
NOTE: The purpose of this bill is to provide for emergency contact information on driver’s license records with the Division of Motor Vehicles. A driver’s license will have a notation that such information is on record.
Strike-throughs indicate language that would be stricken from the present law, and underscoring indicates new language that would be added.