Transportation Committee – Week 9, 2020


SF 2009 – Special Minor’s Permit

SF 2009 allows a person issued a special minor’s permit who attends a public school to drive 50 miles from point of origin to destination. Licensees who attend a nonpublic school currently operate under a similar 50-mile restriction. The bill strikes a provision that the school activity must be in a school district contiguous to where the student is enrolled.
[3/10: 48-0 (Absent: Breitbach, Feenstra)]

SF 2061 – License exemptions for agriculture

SF 2061 – Current law exempts those driving farm tractors and implements of husbandry to nearby or adjacent farmland from driver’s license requirements. The bill strikes the “nearby or adjacent” requirement from Iowa Code.
[3/11: 46-0 (Absent: Breitbach, Brown, Hogg, Feenstra)]

SF 2298– Peace officers driving instructions

SF 2298 allows certain peace officers and retired peace officers to provide driving instruction and to be exempt from Department of Transportation and Board of Educational Examiners certification. Qualified peace officers must have a clean driving record and take an annual behind-the-wheel refresher course offered by the DOT.
[3/10: 48-0 (Absent: Breitbach, Feenstra)]