SENATE BILL 5507
State of Washington 55th Legislature 1997 Regular Session
By Senators Prince, Hochstatter, Morton and Rasmussen
Read first time 01/29/97. Referred to Committee on Transportation.
AN ACT Relating to traffic safety education for juvenile agricultural drivers; and amending RCW 46.20.070.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF WASHINGTON:
Sec. 1. RCW 46.20.070 and 1985 ex.s. c 1 s 1 are each amended to read as follows:
Upon receiving a written application on a form provided by the director for permission for a person under the age of eighteen years to operate a motor vehicle over and upon the public highways of this state in connection with farm work, the director may issue a limited driving permit containing a photograph to be known as a juvenile agricultural driving permit, such issuance to be governed by the following procedure:
(1) The application must be signed by the applicant and by the applicant's father, mother, or legal guardian.
(2) Upon receipt of the application, the director shall cause an examination of the applicant to be made as by law provided for the issuance of a motor vehicle driver's license.
(3) The director shall cause an investigation to be made of the need for the issuance of such operation by the applicant. The permit also authorizes the holder to participate in the classroom portion of any traffic safety education course authorized under RCW 28A.220.030 that is offered in the community in which the holder is a resident.
Such permit authorizes the holder to operate a motor vehicle over and upon the public highways of this state within a restricted farming locality which shall be described upon the face thereof.
A permit issued under this section shall expire one year from date of issue, except that upon reaching the age of eighteen years such person holding a juvenile agricultural driving permit shall be required to make application for a motor vehicle driver's license.
The director shall charge a fee of three dollars for each such permit and renewal thereof to be paid as by law provided for the payment of motor vehicle driver's licenses and deposited to the credit of the highway safety fund.
The director may transfer this permit from one farming locality to another, but this does not constitute a renewal of the permit.
The director may deny the issuance of a juvenile agricultural driving permit to any person whom the director determines to be incapable of operating a motor vehicle with safety to himself or herself and to persons and property.
The director may suspend, revoke, or cancel the juvenile agricultural driving permit of any person when in the director's sound discretion the director has cause to believe such person has committed any offense for which mandatory suspension or revocation of a motor vehicle driver's license is provided by law.
The director may suspend, cancel, or revoke a juvenile agricultural driving permit when in the director's sound discretion the director is satisfied the restricted character of the permit has been violated.
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