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Bill Detail: HB23-1147

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Title Driver's License Examination Reimbursement
Status Governor Vetoed (05/16/2023)
Bill Subjects
  • Transportation & Motor Vehicles
House Sponsors C. Kipp (D)
Senate Sponsors F. Winter (D)
House Committee Transportation, Housing and Local Government
Senate Committee Finance
Date Introduced 01/31/2023

The bill prohibits the department of revenue (department) from
collecting a fee when an individual retakes a driving examination when
the department does not administer the driving examination.
The bill creates the affordable driver education program testing
enterprise (ADEPT enterprise) for the purpose of:
  • Increasing access to driver training and driving
examination in underserved areas;
  • Deploying a free online driver training program in English
and Spanish; and
  • Reimbursing private driving schools for conducting driving
examinations required by state law.
The governing board of the ADEPT enterprise consists of the
following members:
  • One member who represents the executive director
(executive director) of the department and who is the chair
of the governing board;
  • One member who has experience providing translation
services or administering programs that assist individuals
for whom English is not their native language;
  • One member who has experience working with youth;
  • One member who represents rural areas that are
underserved by private driving examination providers; and
  • One member who represents private driving examination
The governing board may advise the department about rules and
may issue bonds with the approval of the executive director. The
governing board is directed to:
  • Oversee the implementation of the bill;
  • Annually report to the executive director and coordinate
with the department;
  • Establish policies; and
  • Hire employees and obtain necessary office space,
equipment, and services.
The bill requires the ADEPT enterprise to:
  • Make reasonable efforts to increase access to driver
training and driving examinations in areas that are
underserved by third-party driving examination providers;
  • Make available to the public, at no cost, an online driver
training program that qualifies the student to be issued an
instruction permit and that is offered in English and
  • Create a system that allows a third-party provider to
electronically request and receive information contained in
the motorist insurance identification database to verify
whether an individual seeking a driving examination has
proof of financial responsibility; and
  • Reimburse a third-party provider so that the cost to an
individual taking an examination is $25 for each initial
driving examination and $50 for a reexamination taken
after a failed examination.
The bill directs the department to promulgate rules establishing
procedures for the ADEPT enterprise to reimburse third-party providers
and authorizes the department to limit the amount a third-party provider
may charge for a driving examination.
Upon request and when reasonably possible, the department is
required to provide translation services for driving examinations.
To implement the bill, a fee is established on applications for or
issuance of an instruction permit or a driver's license.

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