Bill Text: NY A05923 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Allows the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County to provide driver education courses in middle school or elementary school locations provided such course instruction occurs when elementary or middle school is not in session.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 2-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-20 - referred to transportation [A05923 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A05923-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          5923
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 20, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced by M. of A. LAVINE -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Transportation
        AN ACT to amend the vehicle and traffic law, in relation to allowing the
          Hebrew Academy of Nassau County to provide driver education courses in
          middle school or elementary school locations
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 507 of  the  vehicle  and  traffic
     2  law,  as  amended by chapter 215 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read
     3  as follows:
     4    1. Driver education. Notwithstanding  any  other  provisions  of  this
     5  article,  a class D or class M license, whichever is appropriate, may be
     6  issued to a minor seventeen years of age who has successfully  completed
     7  a driver education course approved by the state education department and
     8  the commissioner in a high school or college and who has submitted proof
     9  of  completion of the minimum hours of supervised driving as required in
    10  paragraph (d) of subdivision two of section five  hundred  two  of  this
    11  article;  provided  however,  the  Hebrew  Academy  of  Nassau County, a
    12  unified school that operates a high school, may provide a driver  educa-
    13  tion  course  approved  by  the  state  education department in a middle
    14  school or elementary school location provided  such  course  instruction
    15  occurs when elementary or middle school is not in session. No such driv-
    16  er  education  course  may  be  approved  unless  classroom  training is
    17  provided by a person approved by the state education department and  the
    18  commissioner.   However, a school district may contract with one or more
    19  licensed drivers' schools to provide behind the wheel training, pursuant
    20  to regulations promulgated by the commissioner. The  commissioner  shall
    21  prescribe  the  requirements  for  licensing  of  such minors. A student
    22  enrolled in such an approved driver education course may operate a motor
    23  vehicle without holding a driver's license or a learner's  permit  while
    24  under  the  immediate  supervision  of an instructor in such course or a
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD09176-01-9

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     1  driver's school instructor providing behind the wheel training in such a
     2  course, provided such operation is in accordance with the  rules  estab-
     3  lished  by  the  commissioner.  Every student who successfully completes
     4  such  course  in  a  day,  evening or summer school program offered by a
     5  public or private school shall receive certification of such  completion
     6  on a certificate prescribed by the commissioner.
     7    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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