HBA-MPM, MPM H.B. 206 76(R) BILL ANALYSIS Office of House Bill AnalysisH.B. 206 By: Wilson Public Safety 2/16/1999 Introduced BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Current state law requires an individual under 18 years of age who applies for a Class C driver's license to have a high school diploma or equivalent, or to be enrolled in public, home, or private school or a preparatory program for the high school equivalency exam for a certain period of time preceding the date of the license application. This may inhibit the ability of high school drop-outs to transport themselves to GED classes, jobs, or job interviews. H.B. 206 repeals this law. RULEMAKING AUTHORITY It is the opinion of the Office of House Bill Analysis that this bill does not expressly delegate any additional rulemaking authority to a state officer, department, agency, or institution. SECTION BY SECTION ANALYSIS SECTION 1. Amends Section 521.204, Transportation Code, to delete language requiring an individual under the age of 18 who applies for a Class C driver's license to have a high school diploma or the equivalent, or to be a student enrolled in public, home, or private school for at least 80 days in the fall or spring semester preceding the date of the driver's license application, or to have been enrolled in a preparatory program for the high school equivalency exam for at least 45 days as of the date of application. Redesignates existing Subdivision (4) to Subdivision (3). Makes a nonsubstantive change. SECTION 2. Amends Section 521.222(a), Transportation Code, to make conforming and nonsubstantive changes. Redesignates existing Subdivision (4) to Subdivision (3). SECTION 3. Repealer: Section 521.003, Transportation Code (Enrollment and Attendance Verification), which states that the Central Education Agency shall design a standard form that is approved by the Department of Public Safety for use by public and private schools to verify a student's enrollment and attendance. SECTION 4. Emergency clause. Effective date: upon passage.