Senator Clare Oumou Verbeten Ushers Bill to Implement Plain Language Standards on Written Driver’s License Exam to Bipartisan Passage in Senate

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Today, the Minnesota Senate passed Senator Clare Oumou Verbeten’s (DFL – St. Paul) bipartisan bill that would require the Department of Public Safety to implement plain language standards to Minnesota’s written driver’s license exam.

“We have heard from Minnesotans who failed the written driver’s license exam because it uses unnecessarily confusing and complex language,” said Senator Oumou Verbeten. “These are people that studied for the exam and understood the traffic and driving concepts but struggled with complex language. I am proud to see the bipartisan support of this bill to implement the clear and concise plain language standards.”

The bill passed off the floor by a vote of 62 to 5. The bill now heads to the Governor’s desk. 

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Senator Clare Oumou Verbeten represents Senate District 66 which includes Falcon Height, Lauderdale, Roseville, and St. Paul. She is vice chair of the Judiciary and Public Safety Committee, and serves on the Education Finance Committee, Higher Education Committee, and the Labor Committee.

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