Chicago Sun-Times
Staff reports on all things politics - from City Hall to Springfield to Washington, D.C.

Immigrant drivers license bill expected to get House vote today, sponsor says

| No Comments | No TrackBacks

SPRINGFIELD-Legislation that would give undocumented immigrants temporary state drivers licenses is expected to be called for a vote Tuesday in the Illinois House, and its sponsor said he believes he has enough votes to pass it to Gov. Pat Quinn.

State Rep. Edward Acevedo (D-Chicago), chief House sponsor of the immigrant driving bill, told the Chicago Sun-Times this morning he aims to seek a floor vote on his proposal Tuesday.

"I'm very optimistic the legislation will pass. Up until this morning, I had individuals asking me they want to get on as a cosponsor. We're there. Sometimes, things happen at the end that are out of my control, but I feel optimistic we'll make it," Acevedo said.

Asked if he has 60 votes, Acevedo said, "I believe so."

No TrackBacks

TrackBack URL: http://blogs.suntimes.com/cgi-bin/mt-tb.cgi/53263

Leave a comment