DENVER (AP) — Colorado’s House has sent to Gov. Jared Polis a bill increasing the number of locations where state residents who are in the country illegally can seek driver’s licenses. The bill would make the licenses available at 10 Department of Motor Vehicles offices by July 2020. Three offices currently offer them to new applicants.
Colorado first issued the licenses in 2014. The program is funded by fees paid by applicants.READ MORE: Denver Tied 126-Year-Old Record High Saturday, Lands In Top 5 For 90 Degree Days
Supporters say the program makes roads safer by licensing drivers and encouraging them to get insured.
Farming, dairy and other business groups say it benefits many employees.READ MORE: Police, Firefighters, Rescue Teams Continue Search For Diana Brown, Missing Flash Floods Ripped Through Poudre Canyon
By July 2020, DMV offices in Alamosa, Aurora, Colorado Springs, Glenwood Springs, Grand Junction, Lakewood, Lamar, Montrose, Pueblo and Sterling would offer the licenses.
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