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Senate Bill 946 (Study Legislation)
BILL NUMBER: SB 946 BILL TEXT
CHAPTER 206 FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 28, 1999 APPROVED BY GOVERNOR JULY 27, 1999 PASSED THE ASSEMBLY JULY 15, 1999 PASSED THE SENATE JUNE 1, 1999 AMENDED IN SENATE MAY 12, 1999 AMENDED IN SENATE APRIL 6, 1999
INTRODUCED BY Senator Vasconcellos
FEBRUARY 25, 1999
An act to add and repeal Section 12814.8 to the Vehicle Code, relating to vehicles.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
SECTION 1. Section 12814.8 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:
(a) The department shall conduct a pilot study of persons under 18 years of age to compare the effectiveness of driver education programs conducted in a nonclassroom environment with classroom-based programs.
For the purpose of this section, the following definitions apply:
"Driver education" is automobile driver education, as described in subdivision
of Section 51220 of, and Section 51220.1 of, the Education Code.
"Exit examination" is a test designed by the department and administered to each participant in the study to evaluate traffic safety knowledge and driver attitude.
"Private school" is any entity that has complied with Section 33190 of the Education Code.
The department shall select a number of providers to participate in the study to ensure that each of the following categories of programs are adequately represented:
A driver education program delivered in a classroom environment under the direct supervision of an instructor as required in Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 11100) of Division 5.
A driver education program that uses printed materials or computer-based delivery methods, or both, that meets all of the following requirements: