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Record #: R2012-981   
Type: Resolution Status: Failed to Pass
Intro date: 10/31/2012 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Public Safety
Final action: 5/20/2015
Title: Expression of support for "Highway Safety: Driver's License for All" legislation
Sponsors: Moreno, Proco Joe, Solis, Daniel, Munoz, Ricardo, Dowell, Pat, Burns, William D., Hairston, Leslie A., Sawyer, Roderick T., Jackson, Sandi, Harris, Michelle A., Pope, John, Balcer, James, Quinn, Marty, Foulkes, Toni, Thomas, Latasha R., Willie B. Cochran, Brookins, Jr., Howard, Chandler, Michael D., Maldonado, Roberto, Burnett, Jr., Walter, Ervin, Jason C., Graham, Deborah L., Reboyras, Ariel, Suarez, Regner Ray, Waguespack, Scott, Mell, Richard F., Austin, Carrie M., Colón, Rey
Topic: COMMITTEE/PUBLIC HEARINGS - Committee on Public Safety
Attachments: 1. R2012-981.pdf
Related files: R2015-407
Whereas, the Highway Safety: Driver's License for All bill's passage will allow undocumented immigrants to become eligible for an Illinois driver's license; and,
Whereas, without passage 250,000 Illinois immigrant motorists will continue to lack the prerequisites needed to obtain a license despite the need to drive to support their families; and,
Whereas, uninsured drivers are involved in 76,000 accidents each year, costing $630 million in damage claims; and,
Whereas, providing a way for these motorists to obtain a driver's license will benefit the public through ensuring drivers are properly tested and licensed; and,
Whereas, more drivers carrying insurance, reduces the likelihood of an accident with an uninsured driver, lowering the cost of insurance for all drivers; and,
Whereas, more licensed drivers ease the burden on police and first responders to identify motorists during stops and check their traffic records; and,
Whereas, licensed drivers are more likely to stay at the scene of an accident to aid emergency workers and to exchange insurance information with other affected motorists; now, therefore,
Be It Resolved, we, the undersigned, endorse and call for the passage ofthe Highway Safety: Driver's License for All bill; and,
Proco Joe Moreno Alderman, 1st Ward
Be It Further Resolved, that suitable copies of this resolution be_presented to Secretary of State Jesse White, Governor Pat Quinn, and State legislaturesv