RS 32:405.1     

§405.1.  Age requirements

Subject to R.S. 32:407, a Class "E" driver's license or a Class "D" chauffeur's license shall be granted to a person seventeen years of age or above.  Class "A", "B", or "C" licenses shall be granted only to persons eighteen years of age or above. Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary, an eighteen year old or older or parent or guardian of a seventeen year old first time applicant for a Class "E" license shall provide a signed statement to the department attesting that the applicant has completed a minimum of fifty hours of supervised driving practice with a licensed parent, guardian, or adult at least age twenty-one or older.  However, if the first time applicant for a Class "E" license is seventeen years of age and emancipated, the applicant shall provide the attestation for himself, provided that the applicant has the necessary identifying information and documents.  At least fifteen of these hours must be nighttime driving. However, hazardous materials endorsements shall be issued only to persons twenty-one years of age or above.  The age limitations are subject to the minimum age requirements set forth in the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986 and the regulations promulgated thereunder relative to licensing of carriers in interstate commerce.

Acts 1989, No. 293, §1, eff. June 27, 1989; Acts 1992, No. 382, §1, eff. July 1, 1993; Acts 1993, No. 382, §1, eff. July 1, 1993; Acts 1995, No. 692, §1; Acts 1997, No. 725, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 1998; Acts 2010, No. 1039, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2011; Acts 2012, No. 750, §1.