STATE LEGISLATURE

Texas Senate passes bill to kill program that critics say can trap poor people in a cycle of debt

The bill to end the unpopular Driver Responsibility Program, which adds annual surcharges on top of traffic fines — and prompts the suspension of millions of driver's licenses — sailed through the upper chamber. If the measure becomes law, pending surcharges will be dropped.

By ARYA SUNDARAM, The Texas Tribune
Posted 5/15/19

Texas may finally kill the widely unpopular Driver Responsibility Program, which critics say leaves low-income drivers with costly bills and without their licenses. A bill to end the program …

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