Saturday, June 9, 2007

Legislation is pending in Oregon to require proof of residence in order to get a driver's license. Apparently, according to this story, the fate of this measure is in some question. Currently, Oregon seems to require no proof of legal residence or citizenship in order to get a license. See Oregon HB 2270 and SB 424. This controversy also involves the federal Real ID Act and how Oregon state law can (or cannot/should not) be integrated with those federal demands; see this story about some of the progress of the measure in question. A substitute for SB424 was eventually, it seems, adopted and referred to the Oregon state Ways and Means Committee.