March 11, 2014
Nevada Sen. Ruben Kihuen (D) Senate Dist. 10 tweets that SB303 gained approval Monday night.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The Nevada Assembly has given final legislative approval to a bill establishing driver privilege cards for people in the country illegally.
SB303 was approved late Monday on a 30-9 vote and now heads to Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval, who is expected to sign it.
Sponsors of the bill say it will allow immigrants to legally drive on state highways and obtain insurance, reducing costs for other motorists.
Nevada's bill is modeled after a similar law in Utah, which last year issued 36,000 driving privilege cards.
Applicants must provide proof of their identity, such as a passport or birth certificate, as well as Nevada residency.
Cards have to be renewed annually and could not be used as official identification to vote, board a commercial aircraft or enter a U.S. federal building.