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Why States Should Provide Access to Driver’s Licenses to Undocumented Immigrants

Why States Should Provide Access to Driver’s Licenses to All Residents   Granting driver’s licenses to all residents improves public safety on our roads.

State Laws Extending Driving Privileges to All Residents - Washington

Bill/Statute: Wash. Rev. Code § 46.20 Year Law Enacted: 2004 Effective Date: June 10, 2004 Name of Document Issued: Driver’s License  

State Laws Extending Driving Privileges to All Residents - Vermont

Bill/Statute: 23 V.S.A. § 603 Year Law Enacted: 2013 Effective Date: January 1, 2014 Name of Document Issued: Operator's Privilege Card  

State Laws Extending Driving Privileges to All Residents - Utah

Bill/Statute: UT ST § 53-3-207 Year Law Enacted: 2005 Effective Date: July 1, 2005 Name of Document Issued: Driving Privilege Card (DPC)  

State Laws Extending Driving Privileges to All Residents - Puerto Rico

Bill/Statute: P C0900 Year Law Enacted: 2013 Effective Date: August 7, 2014 Name of Document Issued: Licencia de conducir provisional (Provisional Driver's License)  

State Laws Extending Driving Privileges to All Residents - Oregon

Bill/Statute: SB 833 Year Law Enacted: 2013 Effective Date: December 4, 2014 (assuming that Oregon voters decide to uphold the law in the November 2014 ballot measure seeking to repeal the law) Name of Document Issued: Driver Card  

State Laws Extending Driving Privileges to All Residents - New Mexico

Bill/Statute: NM ST § 66-5-9 Year Law Enacted: 2003 Effective Date: 2003 Name of Document Issued: Driver's License   What are the eligibility requirements?

State Laws Extending Driving Privileges to All Residents - Nevada

Bill/Statute: SB 303 Year Law Enacted: 2013 Effective Date: January 1, 2014 Name of Document Issued: Driver Authorization Card (DAC)  

State Laws Extending Driving Privileges to All Residents - Maryland

Bill/Statute: MD TRANS § 16–122 Year Law Enacted: 2013 Effective Date: January 1, 2014 Name of Document Issued: Driver's License  

State Laws Extending Driving Privileges to ALL Residents (January 2014)

     Driver’s licenses play a critical role in American society and enable us to participate more fully and productively in our communities. Most of us rely on cars to get ourselves and our families to work, school, the hospital, the grocery store, and church.  In addition to facilitating transportation, driver’s licenses enhance public safety by ensuring that all drivers are trained, tested, and qualify for automobile insurance.

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