Status (overview) of bill:https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2019R1/Measures/Overview/HB2015
This bill allows undocumented resident to receive drivers license without proof of citizenship and requires ODOT to do education for use of the license, and rules to update voter requirements to comply with the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. Does not apply to Real ID, commercial drivers license or commercial drivers permit.
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Allows a person when not providing a Social Security number to provide a written statement that the person has not been assigned a Social Security number to obtain a drivers license, but provides no requirement for the written statement. It doesn’t even need to be in English and English isn’t a requirement for the drivers license so how can they be expected to follow driving laws.
For the administration of driver and motor vehicle services, funding is increased by $4,264,589.
A driver license, driver permit or identification card that is not a Real ID may not be used as evidence of the holder’s citizenship or immigration status for any purpose. A person may not discriminate against an individual because the individual holds or presents a form of government issued identification other than a Real ID. HB 2015A requires ODOT to do outreach in multiple languages to educate on the use of the new license. Repeals Department of Transportation ombudsman services.
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HB 2015A – I STRONGLY OPPOSE
This bill allows undocumented resident to receive driver’s license without proof of citizenship. This bill defies the vote of Oregonians.
All an unlawful resident needs to do to obtain a driver’s license is to write a statement that the person has not been assigned a Social Security number. There are no requirements for the written statement. So, they can write anything, and it isn’t required to be in English.
Being English literate isn’t required for the drivers license so how can we expect them to follow driving laws. This bill puts citizens at risk on the roads.
The license gives the person the ability to obtain citizen’s rights that they aren’t entitled too. Protect citizens and vote no.