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Proposed Bill Aims To Clear Driver's License Backlog In Colorado


Some Colorado lawmakers are trying to clear the backlog in the state’s driver’s license program for people living in the US illegally.

As The Denver Post reports, a proposal introduced last week would allow applicants to use a Social Security number as part of their application instead of just an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, because allowing only the latter, advocates say, has cut out a host of otherwise eligible applicants.

Under the proposed bill, current license holders would also be allowed to reapply for licenses by mail or online, instead of in person, in hopes that it alleviates long lines at DMVs.

GOP lawmakers have rejected previous proposals to fix the program, but some Senate Republican leaders said agriculture groups have lobbied them to get workers, who are in the country legally, licensed.