Bill Text: TX HB912 | 2017-2018 | 85th Legislature | Introduced


Bill Title: Relating to the persons authorized to conduct a driver education course.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2017-01-10 - Filed [HB912 Detail]

Download: Texas-2017-HB912-Introduced.html
  85R2548 SRS-D
 
  By: Romero, Jr. H.B. No. 912
 
 
 
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
 
AN ACT
  relating to the persons authorized to conduct a driver education
  course.
         BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
         SECTION 1.  Section 1001.112, Education Code, is amended by
  amending Subsection (a) and adding Subsection (a-1) to read as
  follows:
         (a)  The commission by rule shall provide for approval of a
  driver education course conducted by:
               (1)  the parent, stepparent, foster parent, legal
  guardian, grandparent, or step-grandparent of a person who is
  required to complete a driver education course to obtain a Class C
  license; or
               (2)  a peace officer employed by a law enforcement
  agency of a municipality or county or another appropriately
  qualified employee of a law enforcement agency of a municipality or
  county, if that employee is designated by the head of the agency to
  conduct the course.
         (a-1)  The rules must provide that the student driver spend a
  minimum number of hours in classroom and behind-the-wheel
  instruction and that the person conducting the course:
               (1)  possess a valid license for the preceding three
  years that has not been suspended, revoked, or forfeited in the past
  three years for an offense that involves the operation of a motor
  vehicle;
               (2)  has not been convicted of:
                     (A)  criminally negligent homicide; or
                     (B)  driving while intoxicated;
               (3)  is not disabled because of mental illness; and
               (4)  does not have six or more points assigned to the
  person's driver's license under Subchapter B, Chapter 708,
  Transportation Code, at the time the person begins conducting the
  course.
         SECTION 2.  This Act takes effect September 1, 2017.
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