Bill Denying Illegal Immigrants Driver's Licenses Passes in NM House
POSTED: Friday, March 4, 2011 - 8:41pm
UPDATED: Thursday, December 13, 2012 - 10:20am
SANTA FE - The New Mexico state house of representatives passed a bill late Friday evening denying the issuance of driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants, according to a news release from the House GOP committee.
In a 42-28 vote, House Bill 78 passed, which requires a valid Social Security number in order to obtain a license.
Rep. Andy Nuñez of Hatch introduced the bill in the Legislature.
The bill now needs to be passed by the Senate, and signed by the Governor, in order to become law.