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SB 5407 - Prohibits Drivers Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants - Key Vote

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Steve Hobbs voted Nay (Motion Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Motion Rejected (Senate) (23-25) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibits Drivers Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that refuses to issue a driver's license to those individuals who cannot meet the identification requirements.

Highlights:
  • Requires applicants to show one of the following in order to apply for a state driver's license (Sec. 1):
    • A valid or recently expired state driver's license;
    • An identification card issued by the United States, or by a state or an agency of the United States, including military identification cards and passports; or
    • A United States citizenship and immigration services form.
  • Requires applicants to provide the following to apply for a driver's license (Sec. 2):
    • Name of record;
    • Date of birth;
    • Sex;
    • Washington residence address;
    • Documentation proving Washington residency;
    • Description; and
    • Social security number along with proof that they reside lawfully in Washington.
  • Establishes that the State shall provide the driver's license expiration date in accordance to the expiration date of those with an Immigration Visa (Sec. 3).
  • Establishes that an applicant who makes a false statement on an application for a driver's license or driver's instruction permit is guilty of false swearing, which is a gross misdemeanor (Sec. 5).
  • Establishes a $20 fee for renewing an identification card (Sec. 9).
  • Specifies an effective date of January 1st, 2012 (Sec. 14).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: No Drivers Licenses for Undocumented Workers

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