Bill ties truancy, driving permit

General Assembly

April 06, 2007

The Maryland Senate approved a measure yesterday that would prevent habitual truants from obtaining learner's permits.

The Senate voted 40-7 with slight changes to the bill, which passed overwhelmingly in the House last month.

The bill would require a student under 16 to submit an attendance record when applying for a driving permit.

A student with more than 10 unexcused absences in the previous school semester would be ineligible for a permit.

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