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House Ties Driver's Licenses to VISA Expiration Date

Lynn's HB 3 Ties Right to Drive to Authorized Length of Legal Stay
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Rep. Bob Lynn (R-23)
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Posted: February 28, 2011
Contact: Thomas Reiker, 465-4965


(Juneau) - The Alaska State House of Representatives today passed a bill tying a non-citizen's driver's license to their visa or other legal presence document. House State Affairs Committee Chair Bob Lynn, R-Anchorage, sponsored the bill, HB 3, to change the current statute of an automatic five-year license to one tied to the length of legal residency or status for visitors.

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Ak St Legislature MajorityIt only makes sense that no one with an expired visa or passport should have an Alaskan driver's license.
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"It only makes sense that no one with an expired visa or passport should have an Alaskan driver's license," Lynn said. "I wanted the DMV to have the power to make this common sense change."

HB 3, which passed by a vote of 33 to two, now moves to the Alaska Senate for consideration.

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2011-02-28 : 00:26 : [AUDIO] Rep. Lynn Explains His Motivations for Introducing HB 3
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