first_img Legislation also forgives all outstanding debt State Rep. Eric Leutheuser today voted for bipartisan legislation that ends driver responsibility fees and forgives outstanding debt.Leutheuser, of Hillsdale, said he voted for the eight-bill package because the 2003 law establishing the fees was flawed, doing nothing to improve driving skills and sending families throughout the state deep into debt.“Driver responsibility fees were contrived by a previous administration as a way to fill a shortfall in the state budget and were never intended to correct dangerous driving habits,” Leutheuser said. “It left people without driving privileges, which often led to unemployment and dependency on public assistance.”Leutheuser said the fees will be eliminated on Oct. 1, 2018. In the meantime, those owing fees can work off their payments by participating in community service or workforce development programs.“People who have been unable to go to and from work have a chance to have driving privileges restored,” Leutheuser said. “Then they can go back to work and provide for their families, taking part in the state’s economic comeback.”The bills now go to the Senate for consideration.#####The bills are House Bills 5040-5046, 5079 and 5080. Categories: Leutheuser News,Newscenter_img 02Nov Rep. Leutheuser votes to eliminate driver responsibility feeslast_img

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