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…and crashes.

With apologies to Atrios

It appears that Representative Chuck Gatschenberger (r) is really, really, really, really, really, really (did I leave any out?) concerned about drivers licenses:

HB 2139 Amends laws relating to driver’s license examinations

Sponsor: Gatschenberger, Chuck (13) Proposed Effective Date: 08/28/2010

CoSponsor: Jones, Timothy W. (89) LR Number: 4665L.01I

Last Action: 02/15/2010 – Read Second Time (H)

HB2139

Next Hearing: Hearing not scheduled

Calendar: Bill currently not on a calendar

… Examinations conducted under the authority of this section shall only be administered in the English language so that the applicant can demonstrate his or her ability to read the English language sufficiently to understand highway traffic signs and safety warnings. The director shall neither supply nor permit the use of foreign language interpreters in connection with the written and driving tests required under this section…

Because Missouri [pdf] highway traffic signs and safety warnings are unique in the world and written in Shakespearean prose?

The overkill gets even better:

HB 2140 Prohibits the use of language interpreters during the driver’s license examination

Sponsor: Gatschenberger, Chuck (13) Proposed Effective Date: 08/28/2010

CoSponsor: Jones, Timothy W. (89) LR Number: 4195L.02I

Last Action: 02/15/2010 – Read Second Time (H)

HB2140

Next Hearing: Hearing not scheduled

Calendar: Bill currently not on a calendar

HB 2141 Imposes a fifteen dollar fee for taking the written portion of the driver’s license examination

Sponsor: Gatschenberger, Chuck (13) Proposed Effective Date: 08/28/2010

CoSponsor: Jones, Timothy W. (89) LR Number: 4196L.02I

Last Action: 02/15/2010 – Read Second Time (H)

HB2141

Next Hearing: Hearing not scheduled

Calendar: Bill currently not on a calendar

Uh, you already said that.

HB 2142 Imposes a $25 fee for the driving portion of the driver’s examination

Sponsor: Gatschenberger, Chuck (13) Proposed Effective Date: 08/28/2010

CoSponsor: Jones, Timothy W. (89) LR Number: 4197L.01I

Last Action: 02/15/2010 – Read Second Time (H)

HB2142

Next Hearing: Hearing not scheduled

Calendar: Bill currently not on a calendar

And you already said that, too.

HB 2143 Revises driver’s license laws to require U.S. citizenship

Sponsor: Gatschenberger, Chuck (13) Proposed Effective Date: 08/28/2010

CoSponsor: Jones, Timothy W. (89) LR Number: 4198L.01I

Last Action: 02/15/2010 – Read Second Time (H)

HB2143

Next Hearing: Hearing not scheduled

Calendar: Bill currently not on a calendar

Hmmm.

SECOND REGULAR SESSION

HOUSE BILL NO. 2143

95TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

…302.171. 1. The director shall verify that an applicant for a driver’s license is a Missouri resident [or national of the United States or a noncitizen with a lawful immigration status, and a Missouri resident] and a United States citizen before accepting the application. Notwithstanding any other law, the director shall not issue a driver’s license [for a period that exceeds the duration of an applicant’s lawful immigration status in the United States] to any person who is not a United States citizen. The director may establish procedures to verify the Missouri residency or status as a United States [naturalization or lawful immigration status and Missouri residency of the applicant] citizen and establish the duration of any driver’s license issued under this section….

Because people going through the citizenship process can get that accomplished in just days and they won’t need to drive themselves to the swearing in ceremony, right?

“…Notwithstanding any other law…” Tenther!

HB 2144 Requires driver’s license examinations to be administered in English

Sponsor: Gatschenberger, Chuck (13) Proposed Effective Date: 08/28/2010

CoSponsor: Jones, Timothy W. (89) LR Number: 4159L.01I

Last Action: 02/15/2010 – Read Second Time (H)

HB2144

Next Hearing: Hearing not scheduled

Calendar: Bill currently not on a calendar

Ditto.

Prochaine sortie.