Teen dropout driver's license bill

Blair Bernier
NewsChannel 10

Oklahoma - Teens in Oklahoma who drop out of school would lose their driver's license under a bill approved by the state senate.

Lawmakers say the goal is to reduce Oklahoma's dropout rate.

Under current law, teenagers who drop out of school are able to get a license if they work at least 24 hours a week.

But the new bill would remove that exemption.

Opponents say it would hinder those who leave school to support their families.