The Senate Transportation Committee Thursday approved a bill (SB 1270) that would in many cases end practices that its sponsor, Sen. Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, says put many Floridians in a downward spiral of lawbreaking — just to feed their families.

Florida State Senator Jeff Brandes (R-Pinellas) has been working with the legislative branch for three years on a bill to reduce the punitive effect of court costs, fees resulting in suspended driver’s licenses for non-driving related offenses. Click here to see the full content of the bill.