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Bill Wouldn't Allow Driver's License For Truant Kids

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LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - As the new legislative session kicks off in Michigan, local state reps are working on a bill designed to keep high school students in class.

Lansing State Rep Andy Schor is sponsoring a bill to ban teens who are absent from school more days than the district allows from getting their driver's livenses.

Schor says his bill is a response to similar legislation that would instead take away welfare benefits from the students family. Schor says his bill is more impactful and fair.

"To take away benefits from any families who get public assistance if their kids aren't in school, to me that penalizes the familiy instead of the child. A driver's license is a privilege and not a right. I think it's a big incentive for them to remain in school so they can drive to work or drive with their friends," said Rep. Schor.

Schor says he plans to get his legislation through full passage this upcoming session.

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