Colorado lawmakers join forces to improve mobility for foster teens (HB19-1023)

Two Republican lawmakers and two Democrat lawmakers are putting forth one of the first bipartisan bills of the 2019 legislative session, one they hope will give foster kids better access to mobility and opportunity.

The women want to streamline a process that would offer teenagers in the foster care system easier access to driver’s licenses, while reducing the costs for counties.

Weld County Republicans, Rep. Lori Saine (HD 63) and Sen. Vicki Marble (SD 23, which also includes part of Larimer County) along with Arapahoe County Democrats, Rep. Dominique Jackson (HD 42) and Sen. Nancy Todd (SD 28) are the prime sponsors of House Bill 19-1023.