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Novice Driver Education Improvement Task Force

Function: To ensure driver education programs in Minnesota meet the Novice Teen Driver Education and Training Administrative Standards published by the United States Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The task force is to examine and compare Minnesota laws and rules concerning driver education with the Novice Teen Driver Education and Training Administrative Standards, identify discrepancies, and determine to what extent, if any, state law should be modified to conform with federal standards.

The task force shall submit a report no later than August 31, 2015, to the chairs and ranking minority members of the committees in the house of representatives and senate having jurisdiction over transportation policy and finance.
Active dates:2013 - 2015
History: In 2013, legislation created the Novice Driver Education Improvement Task Force to determine the need for changes to Minnesota laws and rules concerning driver education.

The task force sunsets September 1, 2015, or the day after the task force submits its report, whichever occurs first.
Membership: 21 members, including: the commissioner of public safety or the commissioner's designee; two representatives from and designated by the Minnesota Association of Student Councils; one representative from and designated by Mothers Against Drunk Driving; one representative from and designated by Minnesotans for Safe Driving; two representatives from law enforcement organizations, such as the Minnesota Chiefs of Police Association and the Minnesota Sheriffs' Association, appointed by the commissioner; one representative from and designated by the American Automobile Association; one representative from and designated by the Minnesota Safety Council; two representatives from and designated by the Minnesota PTA; five driver educators from the Minnesota Driver and Traffic Safety Education Association, designated by the commissioner; and five driver educators from commercial driving schools, designated by the commissioner.

Chair: Pat McCormack, Director, Driver and Vehicle Services
Agency heads: Commissioner of Department of Public Safety
Note: The Legislative Reference Library may have additional reports on or by this group available through our catalog.
Record last updated: 09/01/2015
 

Additional print information on this group may be available in the Library's collection of agency notebooks. Please contact a librarian for assistance. The Minnesota Agencies database is a work in progress.

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