HB 22-1042 (Exum & Van Winkle/Buckner & Hisey) Teen Parent Driving Instruction Course

Originally Posted: January 28, 2022
Last Updated: January 28, 2022

Summary

This bill would help cover the costs of driving instruction for teen parents who meet certain income eligibility requirements.

Position

The Children’s Campaign supports this bill. Colorado teens must complete a classroom-based driver education course before obtaining a driver’s license, and many parenting teens face barriers to being able to afford the cost of a driving instruction course. The inability to obtain a driver’s license prevents parenting teens from getting to school, driving to work, and getting their children to child care or medical appointments. Many parenting teens without a license feel forced to drive illegally in order to meet their responsibilities. 

Current Status

Introduced and assigned to the House Transportation & Local Government Committee.