Bill will help foster children get driver’s licenses

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Children in foster care would get help obtaining a driver’s license and auto insurance under a bill unanimously passed by the Senate.

The bill passed Thursday would make permanent a pilot program that began in 2014.

The program reimburses foster parents or children for driver’s education, license fees and insurance.

The idea is to help children in state care become more independent. The cost of the program is $800,000.

A House bill has cleared three committees with unanimous votes and is ready for a vote by the full chamber.

Last updated on March 23, 2017

Associated Press



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