SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 36
May 30, 1997
|FROM:||Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
|SUBJECT:||General Assembly Action Relating to Learner's Permits and Driver's Licenses|
Action was taken by the 1997 General Assembly on several new provisions relative to a minor's eligibility for a learner's permit and driver's license. Specifically, the changes to 46.2-334 and 46.2-335 include the following: PROVISIONS ADDED - Effective July 1, 1997, parents, legal guardians, legal custodians, or other persons having charge of a minor who is not enrolled in school or is not in good academic standing may provide written authorization on form POF-1115A for students to obtain a learner's permit or a driver's license. - Effective July 1, 1997, minors providing evidence of solemnization of marriage or a certified copy of a court order of emancipation shall not be required to provide certification of compliance with compulsory school attendance laws, good academic standing, or any other written parent or guardian authorization to obtain a learner's permit or a driver's license. To assist with the implementation of the new requirements, the following resources are enclosed: - Written explanation of the juvenile licensing process as of July 1, 1997. - Copy of the Certification of Enrollment and Academic Standing form (SIP-1116A). - Copy of the Parental Authorization For Licensure In Lieu Of Certification of Good Academic Standing form (POF-1115A) - Order form for the DEC-A Ninety-Day Temporary License, student labels, and DMV mailing labels. If you have any programmatic questions, please contact Vanessa Crozier Wigand at (804) 225-3300. Thank you for your continued support and efforts. RTL/vcw Attachments: A hard copy of this memo and its attachments will be sent to the superintendent's office.