|The 27th Alaska State Legislature, 2011 - 2012|
House Ties Driver's Licenses to VISA Expiration Date
|Lynn's HB 3 Ties Right to Drive to Authorized Length of Legal Stay|
Posted: February 28, 2011
(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.
It only makes sense that no one with an expired visa or passport should have an Alaskan driver's license.
"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."
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