State reps pass immigrant driver's license bill

The State House of Representatives approved a bill that allows unregistered immigrants to get their driver's licenses early this morning. It passed after a seven-hour

The bill allows unregistered immigrants to get their drivers licenses.

The bill allows unregistered immigrants to get their drivers licenses. (5/23/13)

HARTFORD - The state House of Representatives approved a bill early this morning that allows unregistered immigrants to obtain driver's licenses.
 
It passed after a seven-hour debate.

Supporters say it will lead to fewer accidents.  Opponents believe it could lead to voter abuse.

The bill now heads to the state Senate.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

1 12 on Health: Spike in flu cases
2 Connecticut Sportscast, Jan. 16
3 Word on the Street: Selfies
4 Scholar Athlete: Gino Esposito
Tips to stay commited to your fitness resolution 5 Tips to stay committed to your fitness resolution

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Focus on Connecticut Focus on Connecticut

Features local, state and federal officials discussing the issues around southwestern Connecticut.

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut. Our Lives

Celebrates African-American culture in southwestern Connecticut.

Each week News 12 Connecticut introduces you to Hometown Hero

News 12 highlights people who give to the community.

We spotlight a local team each week. Connecticut Team of the Week

Each week News 12 Connecticut highlights a team from a local school.

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE