A plan to give drivers' licenses to those living in Illinois illegally has been okayed by the Senate Executive Committee.
The committee voted twelve to two to advance the legislation on Thursday. Those in support of the plan, which will require trained drivers to have insurance, will keep roads safer. It will also reduce the $64 million in yearly damage claims that are caused by uninsured illegal immigrants. Currently, those costs are covered by the premiums of insured drivers.
The licenses given out under the legislation, sponsored by Senate President John Cullerton, would be good for three years.
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