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2015 Senate Bill 501: Require alien drivers have visa or passport while driving

Public Act 138 of 2016

Introduced by Sen. Jim Stamas (R) on September 17, 2015
To require resident aliens who drive a vehicle in Michigan to have both a valid drivers license issued by their native land and a passport or valid visa. Current law only requires a valid drivers license. (A resident alien legally present here can also get a Michigan drivers license.) Also, to require the Secretary of State to post the countries with which it has (optional) reciprocal drivers license recognition agreements.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Transportation Committee on September 17, 2015
Reported in the Senate on February 2, 2016
With the recommendation that the substitute (S-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Received in the House on February 9, 2016
Referred to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on February 9, 2016
Reported in the House on March 22, 2016
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered by Rep. Peter Pettalia (R) on May 11, 2016
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 11, 2016
Amendment offered by Rep. Rob VerHeulen (R) on May 11, 2016
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on May 11, 2016
Passed 90 to 18 in the House on May 12, 2016.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To require resident aliens who drive a vehicle in Michigan to have both a valid drivers license issued by their native land and a passport or valid visa. Current law only requires a valid drivers license. (A resident alien legally present here can also get a Michigan drivers license.) Also, to require the Secretary of State to post the countries with which it has reciprocal drivers license recognition agreements (which are now required but the bill would make optional).
Received in the Senate on May 17, 2016
Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on May 25, 2016

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