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Lt. Governor Simon applauds House passage of licenses for all eligible Illinois drivers 


SPRINGFIELD – January 8, 2013. Lt. Governor Sheila Simon today issued the following statement regarding the House’s 65-46 passage of Senate Bill 957, a bill which would allow every qualified Illinois resident to apply for a driver’s license.

“Today’s vote means we are one step closer to making our roads safer for all Illinois residents,” Lt. Governor Simon said. “Regardless of legal status, we need to make sure every eligible driver in our state has received the proper training and carries insurance – before they get behind the wheel. This is an important public safety measure, and I’m pleased to see it headed to the Governor’s desk.”

Simon saw first-hand the damaging financial impact of uninsured, unlicensed drivers on Illinois roadways as a Jackson County prosecutor. Simon joined a bipartisan coalition in her support of this bill.