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RELEASE: Rep. Jess Hanson 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 Licenses for All’ bill, restoring the opportunity for undocumented immigrants to apply for a driver’s license,  take a driver’s exam, and earn a driver’s license. Rep. Jess Hanson (DFL - Burnsville) co-authored and voted for the legislation. The bill passed on a vote of 69-60. 

“This years-long effort is led by a broad statewide coalition of immigrant-led organizations, unions, immigrants’ rights advocates, and community-based groups,” said Rep. Hanson.  “Through their tireless efforts, they built one of the broadest coalitions imaginable in support of this bill: law enforcement, chambers of commerce, agribusiness, faith-based organizations, and workers’ rights advocates. The ability for everyone to take a driver’s test and obtain a driver’s license means we are all safer on the roads.”

The Senate’s companion bill is being passed through its committees, and Gov. Walz has signaled he will sign the bill into law.