Maine LD 682: An Act To Ensure the Administration of Written Driving Tests

LD 682 (subjects: OPERATORS LICENSES , AUTOMOBILE )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=682&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text & Amendments | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. James Gillway of Searsport: (R – District 98) — e-mail | Facebook

3 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
3/3/2015 House Committee on Transportation suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on TRANSPORTATION.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
3/5/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Collins of York, REFERRED to the Committee on Transportation, in concurrence.
5/5/2015 House CONSENT CALENDAR – FIRST DAY
Under suspension of the rules
CONSENT CALENDAR – SECOND DAY.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (H-109)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/6/2015 Senate Report READ and ACCEPTED, in concurrence.

READ ONCE.

Committee Amendment “A” (H-109) READ and ADOPTED, in concurrence.

Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (H-109), in concurrence.

Ordered sent down forthwith.
5/7/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/12/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED, in concurrence.
5/27/2015 House This Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to Article IV, Part Third, Section 2 of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the House proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?”
ROLL CALL NO. 99V
133 having voted in the affirmative and 17 in the negative, with 1 being absent, and accordingly it was the vote of the House that the Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor, since two-thirds of the members of the House so voted.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
5/28/2015 Senate LD 682 In Senate, May 28, 2015, this Bill, having been returned by the Governor, together with objections to the same pursuant to the provisions of the Constitution of the State of Maine, after reconsideration, the Senate proceeded to vote on the question: “Shall this Bill become a law notwithstanding the objections of the Governor?” 30 IN FAVOR and 4 AGAINST, accordingly it was the vote of the Senate that the Bill become law and the VETO was OVERRIDDEN. , in concurrence.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 682 as originally introduced. L.D. 682 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (H-109) .

An Act To Ensure the Administration of Written Driving Tests

Emergency preamble. Whereas, acts and resolves of the Legislature do not become effective until 90 days after adjournment unless enacted as emergencies; and

Whereas, there is some confusion relating to the administration of the issuance of a learner’s permit and a driver’s license; and

Whereas, it is in the best interests of the State to clarify the authority for these duties as soon as possible; and

Whereas, in the judgment of the Legislature, these facts create an emergency within the meaning of the Constitution of Maine and require the following legislation as immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety; now, therefore,

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 29-A MRSA 1301, sub- 4, as amended by PL 2013, c. 381, Pt. B, 15, is further amended to read:

4. Examination. An applicant must pass a physical examination by actual demonstration of ability to operate a motor vehicle and a written examination. Failure to complete the driving test within the term of a learner’s permit requires reexamination for the permit. The Secretary of State may not waive any component of the requirements under this subsection except for an applicant who possesses a valid driver’s license issued by another state or jurisdiction.

Sec. 2. 29-A MRSA 1304, sub- 1-A, as enacted by PL 2013, c. 493, 1, is amended to read:

1-A. Learner’s permit; issuance. The following provisions apply to the issuance of a learner’s permit. Duties in this subsection may not be delegated or assigned to another party.

A. Fees for a learner’s permit may must be collected only by the Secretary of State in accordance with section 154, subsection 1.
B. Any required application materials for a learner’s permit may must be collected only by the Secretary of State.
C. Any required examination for a learner’s permit may must be administered only by the Secretary of State.
D. A learner’s permit may must be issued only by the Secretary of State upon an applicant’s meeting the requirements under this section.

Emergency clause. In view of the emergency cited in the preamble, this legislation takes effect when approved.

SUMMARY

This bill provides that the Secretary of State may not waive any component of the driver’s license examination requirements except for an applicant who possesses a valid driver’s license from another state or jurisdiction. The bill also clarifies that fees and any required application materials for a learner’s permit must be collected by the Secretary of State, any examination for a learner’s permit must be administered by the Secretary of State and a learner’s permit must be issued by the Secretary of State.

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