Temporary driver's licenses, permits, etc.; DMV authorized to issue to certain aliens. (HB12)

Introduced By

Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church) with support from co-patrons Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-Woodbridge), Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), and Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas Park)


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" immigration status. The bill contains a technical amendment. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/20/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100655D
11/20/2017Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/12/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB12)
02/13/2018Left in Transportation


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

The ACLU of Virginia supports this legislation that would make us all safer by allowing all Virginia residents to obtain legal authorization to drive on our streets and highways, regardless of immigration status.

Carolyn Worssam writes:

I do not support this bill. Drivers licences are used as valid id's to VOTE and in some states automatically puts illegals on the voter rolls among others things. Licenses should be available for American citizens not for illegals and their families.