Lawmakers Cut Subsidy for Driver's Ed

Lawmakers Cut Subsidy for Driver's Ed

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Utah students would pay more for driver education under a bill passed by the Legislature today.

It cuts school districts' subsidy of the program and could send more business to private driving schools.

The bill now goes to Governor Mike Leavitt.

School districts would have to charge fees that are reasonably associated with the actual cost of driver education under Senate Bill 32.

The schools have been subsidizing driver education for all students while using a two-dollar-and-50 cent fee imposed annually on each vehicle in the state to waive it for students or their parents who couldn't afford it.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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