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The South Pearl Street DMV office in Albany.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Some county clerks in New York say they will defy a new state law authorizing driver's licenses for immigrants who are in the United States illegally.

HV Reaction To Green Light Bill Varies

Jun 18, 2019
Courtesy of NYS Senate

The Green Light bill that Governor Andrew Cuomo signed late Monday is getting mixed reaction in New York. The bill allows the state to issue driver’s licenses regardless of immigration status.

New York state and local leaders joined recreation enthusiasts at the capitol Thursday to recognize the area’s biking, hiking and walking trails and call for more options.
WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Following a spirited debate, the New York state Assembly approved a bill to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses. It’s not a done deal though, and it faces resistance in the state Senate.

WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

A controversial bill in the New York state legislature to allow undocumented immigrants to seek a driver’s license is gaining momentum. While Republicans remain opposed to the measure, some upstate Democrats say their concerns are being addressed.

Pro-immigrant protestors
Karen DeWitt

A bill to allow undocumented immigrants to obtain driver's licenses in New York is gaining support in the state legislature. But there’s also a growing backlash, and several upstate county sheriffs, county  clerks and state lawmakers are explaining why they oppose the measure.

New adult drivers in Connecticut will soon need a learner's permit before taking the road test for a driver's license.

The three-month permit will be mandatory for drivers 18 and older starting Wednesday.

The new law ends a 106-year practice of not requiring adult drivers in Connecticut to complete a training period before getting a driver's license.

Applicants will receive an adult learner permit after passing a 25-question knowledge test and a vision test. They will also have to take an eight-hour safe driving practices course, which costs $125.