Rep Noble votes for bipartisan legislation to end driver responsibility fees

first_img State Rep. Jeff Noble today voted to relieve the economic hardship of driver responsibility fees for Michigan families and forgive outstanding debt resulting from the fees.Noble, of Northville, said when the fees were enacted in 2003, a past administration did so under the guise of improving the driving skills of people who committed traffic infractions.“Driver responsibility fees did nothing to improve skills, but did plug a hole in the state budget created by reckless spending, which was the true need for the money,” Noble said. “It’s a shame that hundreds of thousands of Michigan residents have carried the financial burden of that decision, often losing their jobs and depending on public assistance because they could not get to their workplaces.”Noble said debt forgiveness is a key element of the legislation, wiping the slate clean for families and giving them a fresh start.The legislation also creates a grace period from enactment of the bill thorough Dec. 31 that enables them to get their driver’s licenses back without paying a $125 restoration fee. 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.The bills now go to the governor for consideration.##### 14Feb Rep. Noble votes for bipartisan legislation to end driver responsibility fees Categories: News,Noble Newslast_img

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