No Pass/No Drive Law (HB 32)
The No Pass/No Drive Law (HB 32) was implemented on August 1, 2007. This legislation enacted by the Kentucky General Assembly will apply to ALL students 16 and 17 years old who apply for a permit or license. It is important to understand that when a sixteen or seventeen-year-old appears at either a Driver Licensing Regional Office or the Circuit Court Clerk’s office to obtain an instructional permit or license, a School Compliance Verification Form must be presented verifying that the student complies with No Pass/No Drive Law - KRS 159.051.
The public/private school students may obtain the School Compliance Verification Form from their school. All other 16 and 17-year-old students may obtain the School Compliance Verification Form from their school district of residence. If a 16 or 17-year-old does not present a school compliance verification form, they will not be eligible to obtain an instructional permit or license.
When a 16 or 17-year-old student, who has obtained a permit or license, drops out of school or is declared academically deficient, the schools will report electronically to the Division of Driver Licensing. The Division of Driver Licensing will suspend the student’s driving privilege and notify the driver of the suspension. The schools will also report when a student is back in compliance with KRS 159.051 to the Division of Driver Licensing. The Division of Driver Licensing will reinstate the student’s driving privilege.
AOC 297 Form: Petition for Student Driving Privilege Reinstatement