On Tuesday, the Oregon State Senate Transportation Committe passed Senate Bill 1080 unanimously with additional rules. The new version approved now not only will require applicants to have proof of legal citizenship, but will limit validity of Oregon licenses to the length of the applicant's authorized stay, up to eight years, or to one year if there is no stay limit.
SB 1080 is now before the Oregon State Legislature Joint Committee on Ways and Means. This evening, the Committee will be meeting for a Work Session to discuss the bill. Although there will be no testimony heard, we want to encourage immigrant rights supporters and those concerned with the public safety of ALL Oregon residents to be present at the State Capitol tonight.
Senate Bill 1080 will require proof of legal presence in United States and a Social Security number before the Oregon Department of Transportation may issue, renew or replace driver license, driver permit or identification card.
Work Session on Senate Bill 1080
Joint Committee on Ways and Means
When: Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 6:00pm
Oregon State Capitol
900 Court St NE,
Room: HR F
For more information on immigrants' access to drivers' licenses, please visit http://www.causaoregon.org/