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Senate File 381 advanced through the Iowa Senate on Tuesday despite Democrat opposition. The bill allows students with a permit to drive no more than 50 miles to extracurricular activities, drive to employment no more than 50 miles away and removes the limit on students living within one mile of school from getting their minor’s permit.

Twelve Democrats voted against the bill. Democrat State Sen. Todd Taylor said the bill is a “big policy change.”

“With this bill we’re saying a 14-year-old can drive up to 50 miles for work and I think it’s a big policy change and I don’t support it,” Taylor said.

Last week, Taylor voted to allow those same minors to undergo sex-change treatments and surgeries. But this week, he and 11 of his Democrat colleagues voted against allowing them to drive 50 miles.

To be fair, Democrat State Senators Nate Boulton, Izaah Knox and Eric Giddens voted in support of the bill.


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