INDIANAPOLIS – A proposal authored by State Senator Greg Taylor (D-Indianapolis) will be heard in the Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law on Tuesday.
Senate Bill 210 would establish a temporary program that would grant an 80 percent reduction in fees to individuals seeking to get their driver’s license reinstated. Individuals would be permitted to regain their driving privileges after paying their reduced fee and proving they have car insurance.
“As it stands, license reinstatement fees are so expensive that people aren’t able to pay them,” Sen. Taylor said. “Not only is the state not getting that money, but people who need to drive to get to work or school can’t afford to get their license reinstated. At that point, they have to make the tough decision between driving without their license or not driving to places they really need to be. This program will lower those fees so the state can get some of the money it seeks and Hoosiers can get back to work.”