NJ lawmakers introduce bill to expand access to driver’s licenses

New Jersey lawmakers have introduced a bill that would expand access to driver’s licenses in the state.

Bill S3229/A4743 “creates two categories of driver’s licenses and identification cards; allows residents unable to prove lawful presence in U.S. to receive permits and standard driver’s licenses or identification cards.” The bill also permits the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission to increase certain fees.

The bill comes as New Jersey works to comply with the REAL ID program. Federal guidelines will require all states to be REAL ID compliant by 2020.