Bill Enabling Foster Children to Obtain Driver's License to go into Effect

By Warren Stocker, Digital Content Producer

COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A bill that Governor McMaster signed in early April which enables children in foster care to obtain driver’s licenses and permits goes into effect next week.

Senate Bill 198 expanded the list of responsible adults who can legally sign the application for a minor to obtain a beginner’s permit or driver’s license. The old law specified that only a parent or guardian of a child could authorize the child to get their beginners permit. The language of the law barred children in foster care and others in non-traditional family settings from getting their permits and licenses.

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