130th Ohio General Assembly
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H. B. No. 283  As Introduced
As Introduced

129th General Assembly
Regular Session
2011-2012
H. B. No. 283


Representative Grossman 

Cosponsors: Representatives Hollington, Stinziano, Patmon, Letson 



A BILL
To amend section 4507.21 and to enact section 4507.211 of the Revised Code to require each person under eighteen years of age applying for a driver's license to complete a first-aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation training course.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF OHIO:
Section 1. That section 4507.21 be amended and section 4507.211 of the Revised Code be enacted to read as follows:
Sec. 4507.21.  (A) Each applicant for a driver's license shall file an application in the office of the registrar of motor vehicles or of a deputy registrar.
(B)(1) Each person under eighteen years of age applying for a driver's license issued in this state shall present satisfactory evidence of having successfully completed any one of the following:
(a) A driver education course approved by the state department of education prior to December 31, 2003.
(b) A driver training course approved by the director of public safety.
(c) A driver training course comparable to a driver education or driver training course described in division (B)(1)(a) or (b) of this section and administered by a branch of the armed forces of the United States and completed by the applicant while residing outside this state for the purpose of being with or near any person serving in the armed forces of the United States.
(2) Each person under eighteen years of age applying for a driver's license also shall present, on a form prescribed by the registrar, an affidavit signed by an eligible adult attesting that the person has acquired at least fifty hours of actual driving experience, with at least ten of those hours being at night.
(3) Each person under eighteen years of age applying for a driver's license shall present, on a form prescribed by the registrar, evidence of having successfully completed within one year preceding the date the person first applies for a driver's license, a first-aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation training course approved by the registrar under section 4507.211 of the Revised Code.
(C) If the registrar or deputy registrar determines that the applicant is entitled to the driver's license, it shall be issued. If the application shows that the applicant's license has been previously canceled or suspended, the deputy registrar shall forward the application to the registrar, who shall determine whether the license shall be granted.
(D) All applications shall be filed in duplicate, and the deputy registrar issuing the license shall immediately forward to the office of the registrar the original copy of the application, together with the duplicate copy of the certificate, if issued. The registrar shall prescribe rules as to the manner in which the deputy registrar files and maintains the applications and other records. The registrar shall file every application for a driver's or commercial driver's license and index them by name and number, and shall maintain a suitable record of all licenses issued, all convictions and bond forfeitures, all applications for licenses denied, and all licenses that have been suspended or canceled.
(E) For purposes of section 2313.06 of the Revised Code, the registrar shall maintain accurate and current lists of the residents of each county who are eighteen years of age or older, have been issued, on and after January 1, 1984, driver's or commercial driver's licenses that are valid and current, and would be electors if they were registered to vote, regardless of whether they actually are registered to vote. The lists shall contain the names, addresses, dates of birth, duration of residence in this state, citizenship status, and social security numbers, if the numbers are available, of the licensees, and may contain any other information that the registrar considers suitable.
(F) Each person under eighteen years of age applying for a motorcycle operator's endorsement or a restricted license enabling the applicant to operate a motorcycle shall present satisfactory evidence of having completed the courses of instruction in the motorcycle safety and education program described in section 4508.08 of the Revised Code or a comparable course of instruction administered by a branch of the armed forces of the United States and completed by the applicant while residing outside this state for the purpose of being with or near any person serving in the armed forces of the United States. If the registrar or deputy registrar then determines that the applicant is entitled to the endorsement or restricted license, it shall be issued.
(G) No person shall knowingly make a false statement in an affidavit presented in accordance with division (B)(2) of this section.
(H) As used in this section, "eligible adult" means any of the following persons:
(1) A parent, guardian, or custodian of the applicant;
(2) A person over the age of twenty-one who acts in loco parentis of the applicant and who maintains proof of financial responsibility with respect to the operation of a motor vehicle owned by the applicant or with respect to the applicant's operation of any motor vehicle.
(I) Whoever violates division (G) of this section is guilty of a minor misdemeanor and shall be fined one hundred dollars.
Sec. 4507.211. (A) Each person under eighteen years of age shall successfully complete, within one year preceding the date the person first applies for a driver's license, a first-aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation training course approved by the registrar of motor vehicles under this section.
(B) In accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, the registrar shall adopt rules governing first-aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation training for persons under eighteen years of age applying for a driver's license. The rules shall establish minimum course curriculum standards, which shall be in accordance with training courses certified by the American red cross, the American heart association, or other nationally recognized first-aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification standards. In addition, the registrar shall do all of the following:
(1) Develop and make available a list of organizations offering an approved first-aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation training course;
(2) Prescribe and provide the form to be used as evidence of successfully completing an approved first-aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation training course;
(3) Provide notification in driver training materials and by other appropriate means of the requirement to complete a first-aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation training course;
(4) Adopt any other rules or procedures the registrar considers necessary for the administration of this section.
(C) The attorney general, the department of health, the department of public safety, and any other state agency may provide information to the registrar on grant opportunities or other funds available and permitted by law to be spent to reduce the costs to persons taking a first-aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation training course required under this section. The registrar shall make such information available in such a manner as the registrar considers appropriate.
(D) Nothing in this section affects the application of section 2305.23 of the Revised Code to the administration of emergency care or treatment by a person who completed a first-aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation training course required under this section.
Section 2. That existing section 4507.21 of the Revised Code is hereby repealed.
Section 3. The Registrar of Motor Vehicles shall adopt the rules required under division (B) of section 4507.211 of the Revised Code not later than one hundred eighty days after the effective date of this act.
Section 4.  Section 4507.21 of the Revised Code is presented in this act as a composite of the section as amended by both Am. Sub. H.B. 407 and Am. Sub. S.B. 123 of the 124th General Assembly. The General Assembly, applying the principle stated in division (B) of section 1.52 of the Revised Code that amendments are to be harmonized if reasonably capable of simultaneous operation, finds that the composite is the resulting version of the section in effect prior to the effective date of the section as presented in this act.
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