For teens, the ability to drive is an important part of growing up.
The Florida House and Senate unanimously approved on Friday a proposal aimed at helping foster children get the ability to drive.
HB 977 makes it easier for foster children to obtain auto insurance, an obstacle for many teens.
“Help’s on the way for these foster kids,” said Rep. Ben Albritton, sponsor of the bill.
Lawmakers also agreed to spend $800,000 a year to help with the costs of driver’s licenses for foster children. The bill is on its way to Gov. Rick Scott.