Groundbreaking Program Helping Foster Children Get Driver’s Licenses Made Permanent as SB 60 Passes House and Goes to Governor

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By Alan Abramowitz

Tallahassee, Florida – A pilot program helping youth in the child welfare system get driver’s licenses, was expanded and became permanent today with the passage of SB 60 and HB 217.  Known as the “Keys to Independence Act,” the program assists youth with getting a learner’s permit or driver’s license, helps find driver education courses and insurance, and offers financial assistance.  The program has served over 1,200 youth, and quadrupled the number of children with licenses, prompting Senator Aaron Bean (R-Fernandina) and Representative Jennifer Sullivan (R-Eustis) to file legislation to make it permanent and enhance it.

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