A bill working its way through the Indiana legislature would give prisoners the opportunity to obtain a CDL.
The bill, Senate Bill 173, was authorized by Senator R. Michael Young. If passed, Senate Bill 173 would require the Indiana Department of Corrections to establish a training program for minimum-security inmates to learn trucking driving, plumbing, manufacturing and heating and cooling.
In addition, the state would be collaborating with commercial driving schools and businesses to provide inmates with on-the-job training.
The Indiana Senate and Criminal Law Committee approved the bill 9-1.
The bill is now headed to the Senate for approval.
The State House File