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Tue Jun 18, 2019, 09:33 PM

Oregon House OKs Bill Giving Driver's Licenses To Undocumented Individuals

A bill to grant undocumented individuals the right to an Oregon driverís license is on its way to the state Senate.

The Access To Roads Act passed the Oregon House 39-21 Tuesday, despite an effort to move the bill to the House Rules Committee to have the emergency clause removed.

The emergency clause allows legislators to pass a bill into law without referring the issue to voters.

In 2014, Oregonians voted against giving driverís license privileges to people without proper U.S. government documentation. Rep. Bill Post, R-Keizer, said this sessionís vote troubled him because of its similarities to what happened five years ago.

Read more: https://www.opb.org/news/article/undocumented-driver-license-oregon-house/

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