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AB-1932 Vehicles: motorcycle safety training.(2015-2016)

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Assembly Bill No. 1932
CHAPTER 561

An act to add Section 11223 to the Vehicle Code, relating to vehicles.

[ Approved by Governor  September 24, 2016. Filed with Secretary of State  September 24, 2016. ]

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


AB 1932, Obernolte. Vehicles: motorcycle safety training.
Existing law provides for the licensing and administration by the Department of Motor Vehicles of traffic violator schools, operators, and instructors. Existing law authorizes the Director of Motor Vehicles to prescribe rules and regulations for traffic violator schools regarding the conduct of courses of education, including curriculum, facilities, and equipment.
Existing law establishes a motorcyclist safety program, administered by the Commissioner of the California Highway Patrol. Existing law authorizes the commissioner to adopt standards for course content, contact hours, curriculum, instructor training and testing, and instructional quality control for a novice rider training course and a premier motorcyclist safety training program.
This bill would authorize a motorcyclist safety training program that is licensed as a traffic violator school to administer a motorcyclist training course, and would authorize the course to include instruction specific to the safe and lawful operation of motorcycles in addition to the curriculum prescribed by the department for traffic violator schools.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 Section 11223 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read:

11223.
 A motorcyclist safety training program established pursuant to Article 2 (commencing with Section 2930) of Chapter 5 of Division 2, that is licensed by the department as a traffic violator school, may administer a motorcyclist training course. In addition to the curriculum prescribed by the department pursuant to Section 11219, the motorcyclist training course may include instruction specific to the safe and lawful operation of motorcycles in accordance with Section 2932.