• DMV June 30, 2022 5:19 pm

    Rhode Island Letting Undocumented Residents Get Driver's Licenses

    People living without documentation in Rhode Island will be able to get driver’s licenses starting next year. Gov. Dan McKee signed the legislation into law Thursday at a ceremony at the Division of Motor Vehicles, and said the bill would make driving in Rhode Island safer and strengthen the economy. “By granting every Rhode Islander of driving age the...

  • Massachusetts June 14, 2022 10:58 am

    Dems Celebrate Mass. Driver's License Law as Opposition Organizes

    Opponents of a new law that will allow immigrants without legal status to seek driver’s licenses took a preliminary step Monday toward asking voters to scrap the measure, while Democrats celebrated their success in pushing the bill and overcoming Gov. Charlie Baker’s opposition. A campaign filed paperwork Monday with the Office of Campaign and Political Finance to create a...

  • Massachusetts June 10, 2022 5:12 pm

    Analysis: Mass. Driver's Licenses Bill Is Law. But for How Long?

    If opponents of the new law pursue a referendum — and are successful at gathering signatures — the timing could line up almost perfectly to put the question before voters at the Nov. 8 election.

  • drivers license June 9, 2022 2:04 pm

    Mass. Legislature Overrides Gov. Baker's Driver's License Bill Veto

    The Massachusetts Senate voted Thursday to override Gov. Charlie Baker’s veto of a bill that would allow immigrants without legal status the right to obtain a driver’s license. The bill was approved Wednesday by the Massachusetts House over Gov. Baker’s veto, and Thursday’s 32-8 vote from the Senate made the override official. The bill won’t go into effect until...

  • Massachusetts June 8, 2022 8:57 pm

    Mass. Driver's License Bill: House Votes to Override Baker's Veto

    A bill that would allow immigrants in the country illegally to obtain state driver’s licenses in Massachusetts was approved by the Massachusetts House on Wednesday over the veto of Republican Gov. Charlie Baker.

  • Massachusetts June 8, 2022 9:06 am

    House Expected to Override Gov. Baker's Veto of Undocumented Driver's License Bill

    The Massachusetts House of Representatives is expected to vote Wednesday to override Republican Gov. Charlie Baker’s veto of a bill making immigrants without legal status eligible to seek state-issued driver’s licenses. The bill was approved by House and Senate Democrats last month, but Baker vetoed it, saying the Registry of Motor Vehicles, an agency that he oversees, doesn’t have...

  • Massachusetts June 6, 2022 7:57 pm

    53K Mass. Driver's Licenses, ID Cards Being Replaced After Printer Mishap

    More than 50,000 new driver’s licenses and identification cards are being mailed out in Massachusetts Monday because of a printing error. IDEMIA, the company that prints the credentials, began to send some residents of Massachusetts new credentials on Monday, according to a statement. The credentials were valid but lacked a particular fraud protection feature, the Massachusetts Department of Transportation told…

  • legislation May 27, 2022 4:44 pm

    Baker Vetoes Immigrant License Access Bill, But Legislature Can Override

    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker on Friday vetoed a bill making immigrants without legal status eligible to seek state-issued driver’s licenses, saying the Registry of Motor Vehicles, an agency that he oversees, doesn’t have the ability to verify the identities of potential applicants. Following years of advocacy for the bill, House and Senate Democrats on Thursday enacted the legislation, which...

  • massachusetts politics May 5, 2022 7:06 am

    Lawmakers Debate Undocumented Driver's License Bill

    The Massachusetts State Senate will debate whether undocumented immigrants should be able to get drivers’ licenses in formal session Thursday morning.

  • massachusetts politics May 5, 2022 11:44 pm

    Mass. Senate Votes in Favor of Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

    The Massachusetts State Senate on Thursday voted in favor of a bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses. The Senate voted 32 to 8 in favor of the measure. A similar bill has already passed in that House with a veto-proof majority. Gov. Charlie Baker has expressed his opposition to the measure, which would allow Massachusetts residents…

  • Massachusetts May 3, 2022 7:36 pm

    MA Senate GOP Leader Will Press For ‘Driver Privilege Cards' for Immigrants

    Immigrants without legal status would be permitted to seek standard Massachusetts drivers’ licenses under a bill the Senate plans to debate Thursday, and the chamber’s top Republican wants to overhaul the legislation to instead create an entirely new license type with separate eligibility requirements. Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr filed a suite of amendments to the licensing bill (S 2851)…

  • driving April 26, 2022 2:16 pm

    Taking a Mass. Road Test? You'll Need to Bring The Vehicle

    Those looking to get a driver’s license in Massachusetts will need to provide a vehicle for the road test once again. In June 2020, the Massachusetts RMV began using a fleet of Commonwealth-owned vehicles for road tests to ensure they were cleaned and sanitized on a regular basis. Prior to that, drivers were expected to bring a vehicle. The Department…

  • drivers license February 25, 2022 9:02 pm

    ‘It's Really Unfair': Drivers, Lawmakers Have Questions About RMV Road Test Scandal

    Drivers affected by an RMV scandal in Brockton, Massachusetts, are having a hard time making things right. Multiple drivers have told NBC10 Boston they don’t know why they were put on a list of more than 2,000 drivers who the RMV says were granted licenses without having to take road tests at the Brockton Service Center. A single mother, who…

  • drivers license February 22, 2022 7:58 pm

    Senator Wants Probe Of Mass. RMV Road Test Scandal

    One senator who’s also running for higher office wants to launch an oversight hearing into the latest controversy at the Registry of Motor Vehicles, but legislative leaders remained quiet Tuesday about whether they want to probe how 2,100 drivers apparently received licenses without taking road tests. Sen. Diana DiZoglio, a Methuen Democrat hoping to become the next state auditor, wrote…

  • drivers license February 18, 2022 8:33 am

    RMV Road Test Scandal: Employee's Family Said He Did Nothing Wrong

    More drivers are coming forward claiming they have no idea how they got connected to a scandal at the Massachusetts RMV. After a state investigation revealed hundreds of drivers were granted licenses without having to take a road test at the Brockton Service Center, NBC10 Boston is learning more about some of the employees who were fired as a...

  • Massachusetts February 17, 2022 8:04 am

    Mass. House Passes Bill to Allow Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants

    The Democratic-controlled Massachusetts House of Representatives has passed a bill that will allow undocumented immigrants to get driver’s licenses. The House voted 120-36 in favor of the measure. The bill still requires approval by the Massachusetts Senate, also controlled by Democrats, before heading to Baker. Senate Democrats are also hoping for a two-thirds majority vote. “This is a public...

  • Massachusetts February 11, 2022 7:32 pm

    Mass. Bill Would Allow Undocumented Immigrants a Driver's License

    Adilson is a South Shore landscaper who needs to drive to get to work. But the married father of two is undocumented and unable to get a driver’s license.  “You never know the cops pull you over. He’ll give you a ticket and a criminal action. And give you deportation,” he explained. Thousands of unauthorized state residents are thrilled...

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