Louisiana House of Representatives has passed a bill that punishes
teen drivers who get in trouble at school, The Times-Picayune reported.
HB1686, sponsored by Speaker Charlie DeWitt, D-Lecompte, public
and private school students who are expelled or suspended for
10 days or more would lose their driving privileges for a year.
the bill, such offenses as carrying firearms; “sale or possession
of drugs, alcohol or any other illegal substance”; and fighting
could result in the loss of driving privileges.
measure requires a school’s principal or headmaster to notify
the state when a student is expelled or suspended for 10 days
or more so the state can void the license.
student can regain the license after six months by showing “exemplary
… behavior” at school and avoiding other violations of school
policies, the newspaper reported. The student would have to pay
a $60 reinstatement fee.
measure, which passed the House 84-13 on May 12, has been sent
to the Senate for consideration.