HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) – The state Senate approved legislation early Thursday that would allow immigrants to obtain driver’s licenses regardless of their legal statuses.
Immigrants would be able to obtain driver’s licenses beginning in January 2015 in the bill, which passed 19-16 in the Senate. It passed the House of Representatives last week.
Applicants would need documentation proving their identities and showing they have lived in the state for at least 90 days. They also would have to pass driving tests and background checks verifying they have no felony convictions in the state.