|From: "Meghan Ashford-Grooms" <email@example.com>|
|Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2011 14:19:30 -0500|
|To: Meghan Ashford-Grooms <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Tue, 26 Jul 2011 14:15:43 -0500|
|To:||Meghan Ashford-Grooms <email@example.com>|
1) HB 2466
allows DPS to issue a Class C license to applicant's under 18
if they met the requirements under Section 521.204, which now
includes a written parental or guardian permission for school
administrators or law enforcement to notify the department in
the event the person has been absent from school for at least
20 consecutive instructional days. If DPS is notified by law
enforcement or school administrators, the
department has no authority to take enforcement
action. (i.e. revoke the license?)
As passed, HB 2466 does not have any language allowing enforcement of its provisions.
2) Does DPS have the rule-making authority to decide to start taking enforcement action, i.e. revoking the licenses of those students who DPS is notified about under HB 2466 (as having missed at least 20 instructional days)?
Based on our interpretation, HB 2466 did
not address rule-making authority to take enforcement
action related to HB 2466.
3) Is DPS working with TEA toward revoking the licenses of those students who DPS is notified about under HB 2466 (as having missed at least 20 instructional days)?
DPS does not have statutory or rulemaking authority to enforce provisions of HB 2466.
Assistant Chief of Media Relations