Driver’s license bill for Massachusetts wouldn’t penalize applicants based on immigration status

Regardless of their immigration status, everyone in Massachusetts should have access to a driver’s license, according to state Rep. Tricia Farley-Bouvier, who introduced legislation Wednesday proposing as much.

The Pittsfield Democrat joined forces with Rep. Christine Barber, D-Somerville, and Sen. Brendan Crighton, D-Lynn, to file The Work & Family Mobility Act, a bill amending sections of the driver’s license law to allow all residents, regardless of their legal status, to obtain the state’s standard five-year license.