‘Driver’s Licenses For All’ Bill Sent to Governor Walz
St. Paull, MN (KROC-AM News) - Legislation that would allow undocumented residents to obtain a Minnesota driver's license is headed to Governor Tim Walz for his signature.
The Minnesota Senate voted 34-31 early this morning to approve the so-called "Drivers License for All" bill. The measure removes a 20-year-old requirement that driver's license applicants provide proof of citizenship or permanent residency in order to receive a license.
The legislation creates provisions to allow Minnesotans, regardless of their immigration status, to get a driver's license or state identification card. Supporters among the Democrat majority in the Senate contend the change in state law will improve public safety, while Republican opponents argue that could increase voter fraud.
Governor Walz is indicated he would likely sign the bill into law.