Spanish driver’s license test narrowly passes South Dakota Senate (SB117)

 A driver’s license bill that Sioux Falls business leaders say will help the city’s workforce received support from state senators on Thursday.

Senate Bill 117, which would allow the state to administer the driver’s license written test in Spanish, narrowly passed the Senate in a 19-15 vote and now heads to the House for consideration.

The driving portion of the test would still be conducted in English, and only people who are in the United States legally can take the driver’s license test. The change would cost the state an estimated $15,500. People currently can bring their own interpreters to interpret the test for them.