March 14, 2019
Denver, CO – The Colorado State Senate today voted 25-to-10 to advance SB19-139, More Colorado Road And Community Safety Act Offices. The bill, sponsored by Senator Dominick Moreno (D-Commerce City), would expand the driver’s license program for undocumented Coloradans to at least 10 state Department of Motor Vehicles offices. The bill now heads to the House of Representatives
“This program has been critical for thousands of undocumented Coloradans, but it has faced major roadblocks because of inefficient administrative processes and too few locations,” said Senator Moreno. “The expansion of this program means that no Coloradan will have to drive hours away just to get an ID. It may seem small, but this legislation will have far-reaching, positive impacts for tens of thousands of hardworking Coloradans. I am confident that this will easily pass the House and will be signed into law by the Governor.”
Colorado’s undocumented driver license program became law five years ago, but the program’s success has been limited by a shortage of locations causing a high demand for appointments. SB19-139 would expand administration of the program from four offices to ten by 2020 and ensure that these new locations are spread out across the state.
To learn more about SB19-139, please visit https://leg.colorado.gov/bills/sb19-139.