State of South Dakota  
EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, 2013  

167U0710   HOUSE TRANSPORTATION ENGROSSED    NO.  SB 216 -  02/26/2013  
This bill has been extensively amended (hoghoused) and may no longer be consistent with the original intention of the sponsor.
Introduced by:    The Committee on Transportation at the request of the Task Force on Teen Driving Safety
 

        FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to establish a state-wide driver education program and make an appropriation therefor.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
    Section 1. That chapter 32-12 be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as follows:
    There is hereby established within the Department of Public Safety a statewide standardized driver education program. The department shall design driver education programs, curriculum models of instruction, standardized testing methodology for students, standard training programs, and licensing and continuing education criteria for instructors. The South Dakota Board of Education may promulgate rules pursuant to chapter 1-26 regarding the driver education curriculum and licensing of instructors. The secretary of the Department of Public Safety may promulgate rules pursuant to chapter 1-26 to establish procedures for implementing the driver education program.
    Section 2. That chapter 32-12 be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as

follows:

    The position of driver education coordinator is created within the Department of Public Safety. The coordinator shall be responsible for establishing and continuing the driver education program as set forth in section 1 of this Act.
    Section 3.  There is hereby appropriated from the general fund the sum of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), or so much thereof as may be necessary, to the Department of Public Safety to be used for the driver education program as set forth in section 1 of this Act.
    Section 4. The secretary of public safety shall approve vouchers and the state auditor shall draw warrants to pay expenditures authorized by this Act.
    Section 5. Any amounts appropriated in this Act not lawfully expended or obligated by June 30, 2014, shall revert in accordance with the procedures prescribed in chapter 4-8.