The act creates the teen parent driver's license program (program) in the department of human services (department) to provide financial assistance for the cost of driver's education school training for eligible individuals and the cost to obtain a driver's license or permit. A person is eligible for the program if the person is a parent and 15 years of age or older and under 21 years of age.
The department must solicit interest and cost distribution proposals from teen parent organizations to administer the program. The department must annual report on:
- The total number of teen parent organizations contracted with the department;
- The total amount of money awarded to each teen parent organization;
- The location of each teen parent organization and the counties served;
- The total number of eligible individuals who received driver's licenses each year, disaggregated by each month; and
- The total number of eligible individuals who received training from a driver's education school, disaggregated by each month.
The act appropriates $100,000 from the general fund to the department of human services for use by the office of economic security to implement the act.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)