Montana: Conservative groups, ACLU support driver’s license bill

Groups from both sides of the political spectrum support an effort to repeal a Montana law that requires judges to suspend a person’s driver’s license for nonpayment of fines and court fees.

Republican Rep. Casey Knudsen of Malta is sponsoring the legislation. He said Wednesday the current law makes it difficult for people to get to work so they could pay their fines.

Driving without a license can be punished with jail time.