SALEM, Ore. — More than $85 million comes out of the state budget every year to deal with car accidents caused by uninsured drivers.
Oregon lawmakers are hoping their bill will help alleviate some of that by insuring illegal immigrants. They introduced legislation Tuesday that would create a short-term driver’s license.
Drivers wouldn’t be able to get it without providing proof of legal U.S. residency. They would need to prove their identity, birthday, and prove they’ve lived in Oregon for at least a year.