by Max Brantley
A bill to provide for "graduated" driver's licenses cleared a Senate committee today, but it's clear that rural legislators don't like the idea of making it harder for young drivers to get full driving privileges. John Williams has a report here.
The same committee also approved a bill that looks patently unconstitutional to me. It would limit certain "commercial" uses of accident reports for 90 days after an accident. Altes is trying to stop solicitations by trial lawyers, it would appear. He would have the effect of closing accident reports to any number of members of the public unless they could prove they were in a category excepted by the law. Nutty Denny Altes at work here.