Rep Rendon votes for legislation to end driver responsibility fees

first_img Categories: Daire Rendon News,News 14Feb Rep. Rendon votes for legislation to end driver responsibility fees State Rep. Daire Rendon today joined her House colleagues in approving legislation to eliminate driver responsibility fees and forgive outstanding debt.One of the bills was authored by Rep. Rendon that enables people to participate in workforce development programs in lieu of paying fees until they end on Oct. 1.Rendon, of Lake City, said she is honored to have a role in removing a financial hardship from families that have struggled under the burden of driver responsibility fees.“The only reason a previous administration imposed these fees was to fill a shortfall in the state budget brought about by irresponsible spending,” Rendon said. “Payment of these fees did nothing to improve driving skills. They only forced families deep into debt and unable to drive.”Under Rendon’s bill, people on monthly payment plans will receive immediate forgiveness, and others may participate in workplace development training programs to regain their driver’s licenses prior to Oct. 1.“My bill gives people a chance to expand their skills so they can be more valuable in the job market once they start driving again,” Rendon said.The legislation also creates a grace period from enactment of the law through the end of the year that enables them to get their driver’s licenses back without paying a $125 restoration fee.#####center_img Legislator’s bill allows for alternative paymentlast_img

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