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SB 957 - Authorizes Temporary Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants - Key Vote

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James Meeks voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -

Title: Authorizes Temporary Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

Signed by Governor Pat Quinn
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (65-46) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Temporary Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes issuing temporary visitor's driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants, effective 10 months after passage and approval.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the Secretary of State to issue a temporary visitor’s driver’s license to an individual who meets the following criteria (Sec. 10):
    • The individual has lived in Illinois for at least 1 year;
    • The individual is ineligible to obtain a social security number; and
    • The individual is unable to provide proof that he or she is lawfully present in the United States.
  • Prohibits a temporary driver’s license from being used as proof of the license holder’s identity (Sec. 10).
  • Requires a notice to be printed on the face of the temporary visitor’s driver’s license specifying that the license is not acceptable proof of identity (Sec. 10).
  • Requires the individual applying for a temporary visitor’s driver’s license to present a valid, unexpired passport or identification document issued by a consulate of the individual’s country of citizenship (Sec. 10).
  • Specifies that an individual who is issued a temporary visitor’s driver’s license is subject to all provisions and regulations to the same extent as any other individual issued a driver’s license, including insurance and examination requirements (Sec. 10).
  • Specifies that a temporary visitor’s driver’s license is valid for 3 years or for the period of time the individual is allowed to remain in the country (Sec. 10).
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (41-14) - (Key vote)

Title: Authorizes Temporary Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes temporary visitor's driver's licenses for undocumented immigrants, effective 10 months after passage and approval.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the Secretary of State to issue a temporary visitor’s driver’s license to an individual who meets the following criteria (Sec. 10):
    • The individual has lived in Illinois for at least 1 year;
    • The individual is ineligible to obtain a social security number; and
    • The individual is unable to provide proof that he or she is lawfully present in the United States.
  • Prohibits a temporary driver’s license from being used as proof of the license holder’s identity (Sec. 10).
  • Requires a notice to be printed on the face of the temporary visitor’s driver’s license specifying that the license is not acceptable proof of identity (Sec. 10).
  • Requires the individual applying for a temporary visitor’s driver’s license to present a valid, unexpired passport or identification document issued by a consulate of the individual’s country of citizenship (Sec. 10).
  • Specifies that an individual who is issued a temporary visitor’s driver’s license is subject to all provisions and regulations to the same extent as any other individual issued a driver’s license, including insurance and examination requirements (Sec. 10).
  • Specifies that a temporary visitor’s driver’s license is valid for 3 years or for the period of time the individual is allowed to remain in the country (Sec. 10).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Authorizes Temporary Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

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