Wisconsin Senate to vote on driver liability bill

MGN Online

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Senate is scheduled to take up a bill that would limit parents' liability for young drivers.

Right now children under 18 need a parent or other adult sponsor to sign and verify their driver's license application. That makes the parents or sponsors liable for the driver's negligence or willful misconduct. Republican Sen. Glenn Grothman's bill would limit that liability to a total of $300,000.

The Senate's judiciary committee, which Grothman chairs, approved the bill on a 3-2 vote last month. The Senate is set to vote on it Tuesday afternoon. Approval would send the bill to the Assembly.