Aliens, certain; issuance of licenses, permits, and special identification cards. (HB695)

Introduced By

Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Issuance of licenses, permits, and special identification cards to certain aliens. Authorizes the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue temporary driver's licenses, permits, and special identification cards to aliens granted "withholding of removal" under 8 U.S.C. 1231(b)(3), also found at 241(b)(3)of the Immigration and Nationality Act, or under 8 C.F.R. 1208.16(c), also referred to as the Convention Against Torture. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100903D
01/11/2016Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/15/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Subcommittee #2
01/15/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee #2
01/15/2016Assigned Tansportation sub: Subcommittee #2
01/15/2016Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #2
01/21/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB695)
02/10/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2016Left in Transportation


ACLU-VA Immigrants Rights, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of VA supports this bill. However, it does not go far enough to cure problems under Sec 46.2-328.1, which denies many immigrants and visa holders from attaining a VA driver's license. Virginia should extend driving privileges to all immigrants that are not unlawfully in the country.