November 29, 2012
SPRINGFIELD — Lt. Gov. Sheila Simon urged lawmakers to take action during the veto session to allow every qualified Illinois resident to obtain a driver’s license, regardless of legal status.
Simon joined a bipartisan coalition supporting Senate Bill 957 and House Bill 6228 based to her experience as a Jackson County prosecutor where she witnessed the financial impacts of uninsured, unlicensed drivers on roads.
New licenses are projected to generate new revenue for the state.
“This bill is a proactive step to help guarantee the safety and well-being of all Illinois residents,” Simon said. “Our goal is to train, license and insure every eligible Illinois driver, regardless of legal status, to make our roads safer for all travelers.”