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State Penalties for Nonregistrants

In the 1980s, the U.S. Congress passed a series of laws that deny certain federal benefits to young men who failed to register for the draft. These laws affect federal student loans and grants, participation in federally-funded job training programs, and the holding of certain civil service jobs. State legislatures have also gotten into the act of punishing nonregistrants. Below is a summary of such state laws.

STATE PENALTIES FOR NON-REGISTRANTS

State
denied admittance to public colleges and universities
denied state student financial aid
denied state employment
denied driver’s license
Alabama
law
 
law
bill
Alaska
 
 
 
 
Arizona
 
law
law
 
Arkansas
law
law
law
law
California
 
law
 
bill
Colorado
law
 
 
bill
Connecticut
 
 
   
Delaware
 
law
law
law
District of Columbia
 
 
 
 
Florida
 
law
law
bill
Georgia
 
law
law
law
Hawaii
 
 
 
bill
Idaho
law
law
law
 
Illinois
  
law
law
bill
Indiana
 
 
 
 
Iowa
bill
bill
bill
bill
State
denied admittance to public colleges and universities
denied state student financial aid
denied state employment
denied driver’s license
Kansas
 
 
 
 
Kentucky
 
law
 
bill
Louisiana
law
 
law - certain civil service
bill
Maine
 
law
  
 
Maryland
 
 
  
 
Massachusetts
 
law
 
bill
Michigan
 
 
 
 
Minnesota
 
 
 
 
Mississippi
 
law
law
bill
Missouri
 
law
law
bill
Montana
 
bill
bill
bill
Nebraska
     
bill
Nevada
     
bill
New Hampshire
law
law
law
 
New Jersey
 
law
   
New Mexico
       
New York
 
bill
bill
bill
State
denied admittance to public colleges and universities
denied state student financial aid
denied state employment
denied driver’s license
North Carolina
 
law
law
 
North Dakota
 
law
   
Ohio
 
law
 
bill
Oklahoma
 
law
   
Oregon
         
Pennsylvania
       
bill
Rhode Island
         
South Carolina
bill
bill
bill
   
South Dakota
 
law
law
   
Tennessee
law
 
law
bill
Texas
   
law
law
bill
Utah
   
law
 
law
Vermont
         
Virginia
 
law
law
 
Washington
       
West Virginia
 
law
law
bill
Wyoming
       

This chart was compiled by the Center on Conscience and War,
1830 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20009
phone: (800)379-2679
web: www.nisbco.org
e-mail: nisbco@nisbco.org.

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