SPRINGFIELD — The
The proposal, sponsored by
Cullerton said it "makes sense" to have people tested and trained in the rules of Illinois roadways rather than go without licenses of any kind.
"We will definitely save lives by passing this bill," Cullerton said.
The Senate approved the bill 41-14, with one lawmaker voting present. (See how they voted by clicking here.) Now it goes to the House, which could take up the issue in early January.
Lawrence Benito, who heads the
The special license would be different in color from a regular driving license. It could not officially be used for identification purposes, such as for boarding a plane, buying a gun or voting. To get a special license, a person would have to live within Illinois for at least a year—a provision that would require applicants to provide a copy of a lease, utility bills or other proof or residency.
Senate Republican leader