A bill to tighten restrictions on undocumented immigrants' driving privilege cards received strong support from the House of Representatives today in a 69-3 vote.
The Senate now has before it two competing measures. A separate House bill to repeal the cards has previously been approved by the House.
Rep. Brad Daw, sponsor of HB171, said he wants to get back to the "original intent" of the driving privilege card.
"The card allows the privilege of driving and privilege of purchasing auto insurance and nothing else," Daw said. "It spells out you can't use the driving privilege card for anything age related."
That includes purchasing a firearm or alcohol, he said. The bill which would also suspend the cards of uninsured drivers. If the competing measure, HB239, were to pass it would cancel out his bill.