Temporary driver's licenses, permits, or special identification cards; requirements for issuance. (HB2020)

Introduced By

Del. Ron Villanueva (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patrons Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), and Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Issuance of temporary licenses, permits, or special identification cards; requirements. Allows the issuance of a temporary driver's license, permit, or special identification card to an applicant presenting valid documentary evidence that a federal court or federal agency having jurisdiction over immigration has authorized the applicant to be in the United States for a period of at least 30 days from the date of application. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17102050D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/16/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2020)
02/02/2017Reported from Transportation with substitute (12-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2017Committee substitute printed 17105161D-H1
02/03/2017Read first time
02/06/2017Passed by temporarily
02/06/2017Read second time
02/06/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17105161D-H1
02/06/2017Amendments by Delegate Villanueva agreed to
02/06/2017Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments HB2020EH1
02/06/2017Printed as engrossed 17105161D-EH1
02/07/2017Read third time and passed House (70-Y 27-N)
02/07/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (70-Y 27-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/2017Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/10/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2020EH1)
02/15/2017Committee amendments
02/15/2017Failed to report (defeated) in Transportation (6-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)


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.
Support - corrects existing inequity by giving all lawfully present Virginians the same access to driving privileges.

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.