On Tuesday, a bipartisan group of eight Oregon legislators introduced Senate Bill 833, which would allow creation of a new, short-term driver’s license for applicants who otherwise qualify, but are unable to provide proof of legal U.S. residency.
“All Oregonians, regardless of the documents they have, need the ability to participate in the local economy,” said Jeff Stone, executive director of the Oregon Association of Nurseries. “People need to pass a test, obtain a license and insurance to be on the roads. We all need to get to church, the store and work. We have worked hard to craft a bill that allows our law enforcement officials to know when they are looking at a valid driver’s license.”
The story received widespread play in the press yesterday. Here are some of the stories that were published.
- Capital Press (Salem, Ore.)
- Oregonian (Portland, Ore.)
- Associated Press
- Statesman-Journal (Salem, Ore)
- KGW (Portland, Ore.)
- KATU (Portland, Ore.)
- KTVZ (Bend, Ore.)
The Oregon Association of Nurseries issued this press release from supporters of the legislation.