HOME-STUDY DRIVER EDUCATION
The department shall develop, to the greatest extent possible, a system which randomly assigns students to the programs to be studied during the pilot period.
In order to facilitate the progress of this project, the department shall release all necessary certificates, forms, and booklets to the providers in a timely manner.
The department shall compare the results of exit examination, and the pass and fail rates for written tests and driving tests, of study participants.
Persons participating in this pilot project who meet the course requirements for a certificate of completion shall be deemed to have complied with the automobile driver education requirements for a provisional driver's license pursuant to Section
The department shall collect the data to be used in this pilot project during the period beginning on January 1, 2001, and ending on December 31, 2002.
Notwithstanding Section 7550.5 of the Government Code, and subject to subdivision (m), the department shall submit a report of the results of the pilot project to the Legislature not later than May 31, 2003.
The execution and transmission of the final report specified in subdivision (l) is contingent on the department's ability to obtain sufficient numbers of program providers and student applicants as required under this section. If the number of participants specified in subdivision (e) is not obtained, the department shall recommend the termination of the pilot project by notifying the Legislature of this fact in writing not later than January 1, 2002.
Nothing in this section shall be construed to impede the ability of any provider selected for this pilot project to continue to provide services to persons who are not participants in the pilot project.
This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2004, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted on or before January 1, 2004, deletes or extends that date.