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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 24. Transportation And Motor Vehicles
Agency 20. Department of Motor Vehicles
Chapter 121. Virginia Driver Training Schools Regulations

24VAC20-121-160. Sanctions for violations of statutes and regulations.

A. The department may cancel, suspend, revoke or deny renewal for any license issued pursuant to these regulations, refuse to license a school or instructor or may limit the type of driver training instruction provided and impose a civil penalty up to $1,000, as outlined in Chapter 17 (§ 46.2-1700 et seq.) of Title 46.2 of the Code of Virginia, for any licensee who violates any provisions of such statutes or these regulations.

The department may take action to cancel, suspend, revoke or deny renewal for any license without first offering the licensee the opportunity for a hearing if the Commissioner has made a determination pursuant to § 46.2-1705 E or G of the Code of Virginia that the violation poses a danger to the safety of students or to public safety or indicates that an instructor is no longer qualified to act as an instructor. The department may also limit the privileges of a school or an instructor pursuant to § 46.2-1705 F of the Code of Virginia.

B. For the purposes of this section, if a school licensee is an association, partnership, corporation or other business entity, it shall be sufficient cause for the suspension, cancellation, revocation or refusal to renew a school license in the event that any officer, director, or any trustee, partner or majority or controlling shareholder of a partnership or corporation, or member of an association or controlling person in any other business entity has committed any act or omitted any duty that would be cause for suspending, canceling, revoking, or refusing to renew a license issued to him as an individual under the laws and regulations pertaining to driver training schools.

In addition, each school owner shall be responsible for the acts of any instructor while performing within the scope of his duties as an instructor.

C. Upon revocation or refusal to renew a school license, all school and instructor licenses, forms, documents and all records relating to the school operation, including all student records, and any materials furnished to the school by the department shall be forwarded to the department by the school within 30 calendar days of the action.

Statutory Authority

§§ 46.2-203 and 46.2-1703 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 4, eff. January 1, 2008.

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