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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1942         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1812

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Benjamin Swan

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act to establish driver education and training reform.
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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Benjamin Swan

11th Hampden

Elizabeth A. Malia

11th Suffolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 1942        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1812

By Mr. Benjamin Swan of Springfield, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 01812) of Elizabeth  A. Malia and Benjamin Swan establishing driver education and training reform. Joint Committee on Transportation.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 3341 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act to establish driver education and training reform.
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              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1.  The responsibility and jurisdiction for driver education and training should be transferred as expeditiously as possible from the Registry of Motor Vehicles to the Department of Education.

                           SECTION 2.   Driver education and training should be financed by a combination of parent-student tuition and fees collected by the Registry of Motor Vehicles.  They should also be assisted and supported by automobile manufacturers and dealers and by incentives provided by the insurance industry.

                          SECTION 3.   The Department of Education will be required to assume the responsibility for driver education and training throughout the commonwealth in all secondary high schools, and that the legislative committees on public safety facilitate the proper and orderly transfer of those responsibilities from the Registry of Motor Vehicles to the Department of Education as expeditiously as possible.             

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