WPR News
9:07 am
Thu February 12, 2004

Graduated License Bill Comes Alive

Cheyenne, Wy – Two days after Representatives voted it down on introduction the Graduated Licenses issue rose from the dead. With a slight adjustment in wording, the house reconsidered and agreed to allow debate on the bill. It now allows for a young person to get a full license at age 17 instead of having to wait till 18. But it still has requirements for the number of time a teen needs to spend behind a wheel, when they can drive and limits on how many can ride in a car with a 16 year old. Representative Dave Edwards of Douglas addressed the concerns of some young people, saying this may seem like an inconvenience but a true inconvenience is a funeral.
Sponsor Rosie Berger of Sheridan says she is working with those who have concerns about the legislation to try and make it better.