(ONN) – The Ohio Senate has approved a bipartisan bill that allows drivers with excessive license reinstatement fees to perform community service instead.
The bill requires courts to document the community service and a reinstatement fee waiver plan.
Republican Senator Jay Hottinger, of Newark, says high license reinstatement fees affect all Ohioans.
He adds the proposal allows judges to provide people second chances without absolving drivers of responsibilities or penalties.
Senator Sandra Williams, a Cleveland Democrat, says the proposal helps local charities and government agencies and helps drivers be on the roads legally.
The bill heads to the Ohio House for consideration.