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Subject: Denco-ga
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: pcbene-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 01 Nov 2006 19:23 PST
Expires: 01 Dec 2006 19:23 PST
Question ID: 779282
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I have heard rumors that a bill failed or is currently in Virginia
Commonwealth legislature that proposes raising the minimum age for a
learner's permit from 15 and a half to 16, and the minimum age for a
drivers license from 16 and three months to 17. Does (did) such a bill
exist? If so, what is the bill number?
Subject: Re: Denco-ga
Answered By: denco-ga on 01 Nov 2006 21:51 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Howdy pcbene-ga,

Greatly appreciate you reposting this question.

It is hard (impossible) to prove a negative, but I have found no evidence
at all that Virginia has considered a change as described to Virginia Code
 46.2-335, which covers learner's permits.

There were the following, but they do not propose the changes mentioned.

Senate Bill 977 - Offered 1/12/05

House Bill 1625 - Died 2/4/05

House Bill 287 - Offered 1/11/06

The changes that raised the ages to the current limits were just put into
place in 2001, so it would be surprising, at least to me, if such a change
were proposed.

If you need any clarification, please feel free to ask.

Search strategy: Examined the applicable Virginia codes.

Looking Forward, denco-ga - Google Answers Researcher
pcbene-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars
Thanks, and, again, sorry for the confusion.

Subject: Re: Denco-ga
From: probonopublico-ga on 01 Nov 2006 21:03 PST

Looking forward

Subject: Re: Denco-ga
From: denco-ga on 02 Nov 2006 15:37 PST
Not a problem, pcbene-ga, and much thanks for the repost and the 5 star rating.

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