Local group to rally in support of licenses for all initiative in Richmond

Posted at 6:36 AM, Feb 27, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-27 06:54:55-05

NORFOLK, Va. - Legislation moving through the General Assembly right now could change the rules for who is eligible to get a driver's license in Virginia.

Local members of 'CASA in Action' are heading to Richmond where they will be rallying in support of this initiative.

Over the weekend - supporters and members of CASA in Action were in Norfolk to give people an update on Senate Bill 34 and House Bill 1211.

The house bill would eliminate citizenship and legal presence requirements for getting a license. The senate bill would issue 'driver privilege cards' and applicants would need to provide some kind of proof of income.

Reports say – under the drivers privilege cards program – individuals would have to pass both a road and written test. They would also have to have insurance.

Nothing is set in stone just yet – in order to become law the bill would have to be signed by Governor Northam. If that happens – it would go into effect on January 1, 2021.