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Bill repealing NM driver's license law stalls

Updated: 02/09/2014 8:21 PM | Created: 02/09/2014 11:54 AM
By: Mike Anderson, KOB Eyewitness News 4

Bill repealing NM driver's license law stalls
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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - A bill that would have stopped New Mexico from granting driver's licenses to most immigrants without proper documentation has stalled in the Legislature.
    
The Santa Fe New Mexican reports  the legislation could not overcome a tie vote Saturday afternoon among the House Labor and Human Resources Committee.
    
House Speaker Kenny Martinez, a committee member, and three other Democratic members voted against the bill, which is backed by Gov. Susana Martinez.
    
The bill, sponsored by Republican Rep. Paul Pacheco of Albuquerque, would allow temporary driver's licenses for certain immigrant youths but stop the state from granting licenses to other foreign nationals without proper immigration documents.
    
Speaker Martinez says the measure would take away licenses from nine classes of legal immigrants.
    
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Information from: The Santa Fe New Mexican, http://www.sfnewmexican.com

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