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RELEASE: Rep. Kaela Berg Votes For, House Passes the Driver’s Licenses For All Bill

Monday, January 30, 2023

SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Today, the Minnesota House passed HF 4, the Driver’s License for All bill, permitting undocumented immigrants to apply for driver’s licensure,  take a driver’s exam, and obtain a driver’s license. The bill is important for public safety on Minnesota’s roads. Rep. Kaela Berg (DFL - Burnsville) co-authored and voted for the legislation. The bill passed on a vote of 69-60. 

“This bill is important for the safety of all drivers on our roads, and I’m happy to have voted for it and passed it on the House floor today,” said Rep. Berg.  “We have seen a broad coalition from law enforcement to labor coming out in support of this bill and returning our driving privileges to pre-2003 standards, when no matter your immigration status, you could learn to drive safely. This is another overdue bill that I’m pleased we have taken swift action to pass.”

The bill has garnered support from law enforcement, labor groups, chambers of commerce, agribusiness, faith-based organizations, and workers’ rights advocates. The Senate’s companion bill is being passed through its committees, and Gov. Walz has signaled he will sign the bill into law.