Tuesday, February 17, 2004

House Majority Leader supports Bredesen driver certificate system

"'I think it is a reasonable compromise,' House Majority Leader Kim McMillan said Thursday. 'It addresses the issue of public safety by having a driver's certificate, and it addresses the Homeland Security issue by having a two-tiered system.'"

"Under Bredesen's proposal, the certificate would be issued to people who can pass the state driver's license exam but have no documentation to prove they entered the country legally."

"The certificate would be clearly different from a driver's license and would state prominently that it is for driving only, not for identification. Also, the certificates would only be valid for one year. Regular driver's licenses are issued for a period of five years."

The Tennessean

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