Thursday, May 13, 2004

House passes driver certificate bill

"The state House of Representatives Wednesday sent a bill setting new standards for immigrant drivers and Tennessee driver’s licensing to the governor for his signature."

"The bill, which was proposed by Gov. Phil Bredesen, would provide that those without legal documentation could obtain a 'driving certificate' but would not be eligible for a valid driver’s license. Those possessing a certificate could drive but could not use the document for any other purpose such as identification."

"The change, following Bredesen’s signature, would take effect July 1. Those who aren’t legally documented persons could keep their current driver license until its expiration, at which point the new 'driving certificate' would be required."

Nashville City Paper, The Tennessean

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