State House committee passes student driver's license bill

Monday, February 9th 2004, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Oklahoma City-AP) -- Students could lose their driver's licenses for a year or more if they're suspended or expelled for fighting or bringing a weapon onto campus under a bill approved by a House committee.

The bill by Representative Ray Young now goes to the full House for a vote.

It allows school boards and superintendents to ask the Department of Public Safety to suspend the licenses. Students could also lose their licenses if they're kicked out of school at least twice for threatening or assaulting another student or school employee, or for vandalism of school property.

Students could get their licenses back when they turn 18 or graduate from high school. They could also appeal the suspension of their license to the Department of Public Safety.