Senate votes to allow illegal immigrants to obtain drivers license, 27-2, 2013

Passed
in the State Senate on April 5, 2013 by a vote of
27-2 

Purpose: “This bill proposes to expand eligibility for driver’s licenses and non-driver identification cards to Vermont residents unable to establish lawful presence in the United States.” (Read the Bill)

Analysis: The key language in the legislation, “A citizen of a foreign country unable to establish legal presence in the United States who furnishes reliable proof of Vermont residence and of name, date of birth, and place of birth, and who satisfies all other requirements of this chapter for obtaining a license or permit, shall be eligible to obtain an operator’s privilege card, a junior operator’s privilege card, or a learner’s privilege card.”

Senate Journal, Friday, April 5, 2013. “…third reading of the bill was ordered on a roll call Yeas 27, Nays 2 (Read the Journal, p. 529-534)

S.38 passed the Senate on a voice vote, April 9, 2013


How They Voted

Timothy Ashe (D/P-Chittenden) – YES
Claire Ayer (D-Addison) – ABSENT
Philip Baruth (D-Chittenden) – YES
Joseph Benning (R-Caledonia) – YES
Christopher Bray (D-Addison) – YES
John Campbell (D-Windsor) – YES
Donald Collins (D-Franklin) – YES
Ann Cummings (D-Washington) – YES
William Doyle (R-Washington) – YES
Margaret Flory (R-Rutland) – NO
Sally Fox (D-Chittenden) – YES
Eldred French (D-Rutland) – YES
Peter Galbraith (D-Windham) – YES
Robert Hartwell (D-Bennington) – YES
M. Jane Kitchel (D-Caledonia) – YES
Virginia Lyons (D-Chittenden) – YES
Mark MacDonald (D-Orange) – YES
Richard Mazza (D-Chittenden-Grand Isle) – YES
Norman McAllister (R-Franklin) – NO
Richard McCormack (D-Windsor) – YES
Kevin Mullin (R-Rutland) – YES
Alice Nitka (D-Windsor District) – YES
Anthony Pollina (P/D/W-Washington) – YES
John Rodgers (D-Essex-Orleans) – YES
Richard Sears (D-Bennington) – YES
Diane Snelling (R-Chittenden) – YES
Robert Starr (D-Essex-Orleans) – YES
Richard Westman (R-Lamoille) – YES
Jeanette White (D-Windham) – YES
David Zuckerman (P-Chittenden) – YES

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Anne May 1, 2013 at 2:34 pm

Wouldn’t just admitting all this stuff require the department of Homeland Security to deport them?

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