Temporary driver's licenses, permits, etc.; DMV authorized to issue to certain aliens. (HB1419)

Introduced By

Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church) with support from co-patron Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


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


10/24/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100284D
10/24/2016Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/12/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1419)
01/20/2017Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #2
01/23/2017Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/07/2017Left in Transportation


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

ACLU-VA supports expansion of driving privileges to all residents of the Commonwealth regardless of immigration or refugee status. Roads are safer when drivers have a means to acquire legal driving privileges. We should welcome newcomers and extend public services such as driving privileges, social services, and educational opportunities to all who call Virginia home.

CASA, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

VACOLAO supports legislation that opens doors to immigrant communities who have a special commitment to making positive contributions to our society and economy.
This bill merely extends access to driver's licenses to those categories of legally present immigrants who are currently excluded.