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SB 0488 - Drivers' Licenses; allow foreign nationals to keep license from their home country; exempt nonresidents; meet all licensing requirements in Georgia

Tracking Level: Passed
Sponsor: Rogers,Chip 21st
Last Action: 1/1/2009 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported
Senate Committee: PUB SAF
House Committee: MotV
Assigned To:
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

This bill allows foreign nationals to keep their license from their home country when obtaining a Georgia Drivers license or identification card and exempts nonresidents from getting a Georgia license as long as they meet all licensing requirements in Georgia except for residency and have a valid driver’s license issued in their home state or country. It also provides that verification of lawful presence in the United States through the SAVE program, or verbal or email confirmation is necessary to receive a temporary driver’s license. The bill states that the maximum term of a temporary license is three years.

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