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The State Legislative Tracker monitors pending state legislation related to driver’s license, in-state tuition, state financial aid and professional licensure. This tool tracks current proposed policies that directly impact the following populations: DACA, Undocumented, TPS, Refugees and Asylum Seekers.

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Arizona

Bill Number: S.B.1489

Bill: S.B.1489: Arizona promise scholarships; community colleges
Description: If enacted, students at an Arizona state community college may be eligible to apply for the Arizona Promise Scholarship of up to $3,000 for a maximum of two years. However, to be eligible a student must qualify for in-state tuition.
Issue: Financial Aid
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Committee Report: Education, do pass, 4-2-2-0
Sponsors List: AZ Sen. Eva Diaz (D-AZ-022)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: S.B.1642

Bill: S.B.1642: licenses; tax number; consular cards.
Description: If enacted, the bill (Safe Mobility Act) would allow for driver’s licenses to be issued regardless of immigration status. The driver’s license would be marked “FOR DRIVING PRIVILEGES ONLY. NOT VALID FOR IDENTIFICATION.” The driver’s license would be valid for eight years and applicants can present an ITIN or consular identification number when applying for the license. (Companion bill to H.B. 2684).
Issue: Driver’s License
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Senate Second Read
Sponsors List: AZ Sen. Anna Hernandez (D-AZ-024)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: S.B.1562

Bill: S.B.1562: licensure; eligibility; documentation
Description: If enacted, this bill would allow individuals with DACA and qualifying noncitizens to provide their federal tax identification number in lieu of a Social Security Number when applying for a license. The bill also specifies that if an agency requires a Social Security Number for the purpose of applying for a license, it must accept a federal tax identification number. (Companion bill to HB 2761)
Issue: Professional Licensure
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Senate Second Read
Sponsors List: AZ Sen. Flavio Bravo (D-AZ-026)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: H.B.2761

Bill: H.B.2761: citizenship status; licensure; documentation
Description: If enacted, Arizona agencies may not require documentation of citizenship or alien status. If a social security number is required for licensure, an applicant may provide an ITIN. (Companion bill to SB 1562)
Issue: Professional Licensure
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: House Second Read
Sponsors List: AZ Rep. Mariana Sandoval (D-AZ-023)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: H.B.2701

Bill: H.B.2701: licenses; not proof of citizenship
Description: If enacted, the Arizona Department of Transportation may issue a driver’s license or a non operating identification license by accepting an applicant’s ITIN, or foreign Government-Issued Identification document number in lieu of a social security number. However, Federal limitations apply. (Companion bill to S.B. 1348).
Issue: Driver’s License
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: House Second Read
Sponsors List: AZ Rep. Lydia Hernandez (D-AZ-024)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: S.B.1348

Bill: S.B.1348: licenses; not proof of citizenship.
Description: If enacted, the Arizona Department of Transportation may issue a driver’s license or a non operating identification license by accepting an applicant’s ITIN, or foreign Government-Issued Identification document number in lieu of a social security number. However, Federal limitations apply. (Companion Bill to H.B 2701).
Issue: Driver’s License
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Senate Second Read
Sponsors List: AZ Sen. Catherine Miranda (D-AZ-011)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: H.B.2684

Bill: H.B.2684: licenses; tax number; consular cards
Description: If enacted, the bill (Safe Mobility Act) would allow for driver’s licenses to be issued regardless of immigration status. The driver’s license would be marked “FOR DRIVING PRIVILEGES ONLY. NOT VALID FOR IDENTIFICATION.” The driver’s license would be valid for eight years and applicants can present an ITIN or consular identification number when applying for the license. (Companion bill to S.B. 1642).
Issue: Driver’s License
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: House Second Read
Sponsors List: AZ Rep. Mariana Sandoval (D-AZ-023)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: H.B.2434

Bill: H.B.2434: licenses; consular identification cards
Description: If enacted, the bill (Safe Mobility Act) would allow for driver’s licenses to be issued regardless of immigration status. The driver’s license would be marked “FOR DRIVING PRIVILEGES ONLY. NOT VALID FOR IDENTIFICATION.” Applicants can present an ITIN or consular identification number when applying for the license.
Issue: Driver’s License
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: House Second Read
Sponsors List: AZ Rep. Marcelino Quinonez (D-AZ-011)
Source Link: External Link

California

Bill Number: A.B.2586

Bill: A.B.2586: Public postsecondary education: student employment.
Description: This bill would prohibit a University of California, California State University, or California Community College campus from disqualifying a student from being eligible to apply for an employment position at the campus due to their failure to provide proof of federal work authorization, except where that proof is required by federal law or where that proof is required as a condition of a grant that funds the particular employment position for which the student has applied.
Issue:
Impacted Group:
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: From printer. May be heard in committee March 16.
Sponsors List: CA Assemb. David Alvarez (D-CA-080)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: S.B.633

Bill: S.B.633: California DREAM Loan Program: DREAM grants.
Description: If enacted, this bill would create the California DREAM Grant Program to provide grants to certain students attending a University of California (UC) or a California State University (CSU) and allows UC and CSU to fund the program using unspent California DREAM Loan Program funds.
Issue: Financial Aid
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Chaptered by Secretary of State. Chapter 622, Statutes of 2023.
Sponsors List: CA Sen. Lena Gonzalez (D-CA-033)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: A.B.888

Bill: A.B.888: Student financial aid: immigrants seeking asylum.
Description: If enacted, this bill would expand eligibility for Cal Grant Program awards to pending-status immigrants, such as pending asylees who are registered with the Department of Homeland Security, allowing them to receive a Cal Grant Program award that covers expenses at accredited California institutions of higher education.
Issue: Financial Aid
Impacted Group: Asylum Seekers
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: In committee: Held under submission.
Sponsors List: CA Assemb. Sabrina Cervantes (D-CA-058)
Source Link: External Link

Georgia

Bill Number: S.B.476

Bill: S.B.476: Education; in-state tuition for certain noncitizen students; provide
Description: If enacted, this bill would allow certain noncitizens to qualify for in-state tuition if the student (1) obtained a high school diploma or state approved high school equivalency (HSE) diploma in Georgia; (2) attended a high school in Georgia for three years before obtaining a high school diploma or state approved high school equivalency (HSE) diploma in Georgia; (3) is legally authorized to work in Georgia; and (4) has not been convicted of a felony, a high and aggravated misdemeanor, or three or more misdemeanors
Issue: In-state tuition
Impacted Group: DACA
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Senate Read and Referred
Sponsors List: GA Sen. Jason Esteves (D-GA-006)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: H.B.640

Bill: H.B.640: Education; noncitizen students with certain status are classified as in-state for tuition; provisions
Description: If enacted, this bill would allow noncitizen students with certain refugee, special immigrant, or humanitarian parolee status under federal law are classified as in-state for tuition purposes subject to certain conditions; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes. Companion Bill to S.B. 264.
Issue: In-state tuition
Impacted Group: Refugees
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: House Second Readers
Sponsors List: GA Rep. Scott Holcomb (D-GA-081)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: S.B.264

Bill: S.B.264: University System; noncitizen students with certain refugee, special immigrant, or humanitarian parolee status under federal law are classified as in-state for tuition purposes; provide
Description: If enacted, this bill would allow noncitizen students with certain refugee, special immigrant, or humanitarian parolee status under federal law are classified as in-state for tuition purposes subject to certain conditions; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes. Companion Bill to H.B. 640.
Issue: In-state tuition
Impacted Group: Refugees
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Senate Read and Referred
Sponsors List: GA Sen. Kim Jackson (D-GA-041)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: H.B.535

Bill: H.B.535: Georgia Youth Homelessness Act; enact
Description: If enacted, this bill would provide for the issuance of a card to each student who is a certified unaccompanied homeless youth that includes information on the rights of and benefits for such youth; to provide for related matters; to provide for a short title; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Issue: In-state tuition
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: House Second Readers
Sponsors List: GA Rep. Mandisha Thomas (D-GA-065)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: H.B.333

Bill: H.B.333: Motor vehicles; issuance of driving cards to noncitizen residents who are ineligible for a driver's license, temporary permit, or identification card; provide
Description: If enacted, this bill would allow the issuance of driving cards to non-citizen residents who are ineligible for a driver's license, temporary permit, or identification card.
Issue: Driver’s License
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: House Second Readers
Sponsors List: GA Rep. Pedro "Pete" Marin (D-GA-096)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: H.B.131

Bill: H.B.131: Workforce Development Act; enact
Description: If enacted, this bill would allow in-state tuition for certain DACA students in Georgia.
Issue: In-state tuition
Impacted Group: DACA
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: House Second Readers
Sponsors List: GA Rep. Kasey Carpenter (R-GA-004)
Source Link: External Link

Hawaii

Bill Number: H.B.1535

Bill: H.B.1535: RELATING TO THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII PROMISE PROGRAM.
Description: If enacted, this bill provides scholarships for the unmet needs of qualified students at any four-year University of Hawaii campus who meet certain criteria.
Issue: Financial Aid
Impacted Group: DACA
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: The committee on Finance recommend that the measure be PASSED, UNAMENDED. The votes were as follows: 12 Ayes: Representative(s) Yamashita, Kitagawa, Chun, Kahaloa, Kobayashi, Lamosao, Morikawa, Nishimoto, Poepoe, Takenouchi, Alcos; Ayes with reservations: Representative(s) Aiu; Noes: none; and 4 Excused: Representative(s) Cochran, Garrett, Kila, Ward.
Sponsors List: HI Rep. Amy Perruso (D-HI-046)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: S.B.2008

Bill: S.B.2008: RELATING TO UNIVERSITY OF HAWAII TUITION.
Description: If enacted, the bill would allow certain lawful permanent residents, asylees, refugees, and eligible individuals who applied for DACA to be eligible for in-state tuition at any University of Hawaii campus under certain conditions.
Issue: In-state tuition
Impacted Group: Refugees, DACA
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: The committee on Higher Education deferred the measure.
Sponsors List: HI Sen. Stanley Chang (D-HI-009)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: S.B.2105

Bill: S.B.2105: RELATING TO HIGHER EDUCATION.
Description: If enacted, this bill would extend in-state tuition for students from a COFA nation and refugee students. COFA individuals are those that legally entered the U.S. under a Compact of Free Association treaty between the U.S. and any of the following countries: Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, or The Republic of Palau. The bill defines refugees as individuals who are granted refugee status for admission to the U.S. by USCIS.
Issue: In-state tuition
Impacted Group: Refugees, DACA
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: The committee on Higher Education deferred the measure.
Sponsors List: HI Sen. Dru Kanuha (D-HI-003)
Source Link: External Link

Illinois

Bill Number: S.B.2404

Bill: S.B.2404: High Ed-In State Tuition
Description: If enacted, this bill would remove the 3-year high school/GED requirement, along with parent/guardian requirement to determine whether an individual is an Illinois resident for in-state tuition purposes. Making it accessible for undocumented individuals that arrive in Illinois after high school to be eligible for in-state tuition. Companion bill to H.B. 2823.
Issue: In-state tuition
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Re-assigned to Appropriations- Education
Sponsors List: IL Sen. Ram Villivalam (D-IL-008), IL Sen. Karina Villa (D-IL-025), IL Sen. Celina Villanueva (D-IL-012)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: H.B.2823

Bill: H.B.2823: Higher Ed-In State Tuition
Description: If enacted, this bill would remove the 3-year high school/GED requirement, along with parent/guardian requirement to determine whether an individual is an Illinois resident for in-state tuition purposes. Making it accessible for undocumented individuals that arrive in Illinois after high school to be eligible for in-state tuition. Companion bill to S.B. 2404.
Issue: In-state tuition
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: House Floor Amendment No. 1 Rule 19(c) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
Sponsors List: IL Rep. Aaron Ortiz (D-IL-001), IL Rep. Rita Mayfield (D-IL-060), IL Rep. Elizabeth "Lisa" Hernandez (D-IL-002)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: S.B.1514

Bill: S.B.1514: Veh Cd-Drive License-Immigrant
Description: If enacted, this bill would not require applicants for a non-commercial driver's license or learner's permit or a renewal thereof to prove that they are lawfully present in the United States.
Issue: Driver’s License
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Referred to Assignments
Sponsors List: IL Sen. Javier Cervantes (D-IL-001)
Source Link: External Link

Indiana

Bill Number: H.B.1373

Bill: H.B.1373: Resident tuition rate.
Description: If enacted, the bill would provide in-state tuition rates to individuals that meet certain requirements. An individual is eligible to pay the resident tuition rate that is determined by a state educational institution if the individual (1) attended a public or nonpublic high school in Indiana for at least three years; and (2) has received a diploma of graduation, or the equivalent of a diploma, from a public or nonpublic high school in Indiana.
Issue: In-state tuition
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Representative Harris added as coauthor
Sponsors List: IN Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-IN-030)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: H.B.1372

Bill: H.B.1372: Driving privilege cards.
Description: If enacted, the bill would allow Indiana residents who cannot provide proof of identity and lawful status in the United States to apply for a driving privilege card.
Issue: Driver’s License
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Representative Harris added as coauthor
Sponsors List: IN Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-IN-030)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: S.B.0106

Bill: S.B.0106: Resident tuition rate.
Description: If enacted, the bill would provide in-state tuition rates to individuals that meet certain requirements. An individual is eligible to pay the resident tuition rate that is determined by a state educational institution if the individual (1) attended a public or nonpublic high school in Indiana for at least three years; and (2) has received a diploma of graduation, or the equivalent of a diploma, from a public or nonpublic high school in Indiana.
Issue: In-state tuition
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Senator Qaddoura added as coauthor
Sponsors List: IN Sen. David Niezgodski (D-IN-010), IN Sen. Blake Doriot (R-IN-012)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: H.B.1065

Bill: H.B.1065: Resident tuition rate.
Description: If enacted, the bill would provide in-state tuition rates to individuals that meet certain requirements. An individual is eligible to pay the resident tuition rate that is determined by a state educational institution if the individual (1) attended a public or nonpublic high school in Indiana for at least three years; and (2) has received a diploma of graduation, or the equivalent of a diploma, from a public or nonpublic high school in Indiana.
Issue: In-state tuition
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Representative Karickhoff added as coauthor
Sponsors List: IN Rep. Earl Harris (D-IN-002)
Source Link: External Link

Iowa

Bill Number: H.F.2128

Bill: H.F.2128: A bill for an act requiring proof of citizenship or lawful presence in the country for a student to be classified for in-state tuition and fees at a regents institution or community college.(See HF 2320.)
Description: If enacted, the bill would require proof of citizenship or lawful presence in the U.S. for a student to be classified for in-state tuition and fees at a regents institution or community college.
Issue: In-state tuition
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Committee report approving bill, renumbered as HF 2320.
Sponsors List: IA Rep. John Wills (R-IA-010), IA Rep. Dean Fisher (R-IA-053), IA Rep. Steven Holt (R-IA-012), IA Rep. Norlin Mommsen (R-IA-070), IA Rep. Thomas "Tom" Moore (R-IA-018)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: H.F.2320

Bill: H.F.2320: A bill for an act requiring proof of citizenship or lawful presence in the country for a student to be classified for in-state tuition and fees at a regents institution or community college.(Formerly HF 2128.)
Description: If enacted, the bill would require proof of citizenship or lawful presence in the U.S. for a student to be classified for in-state tuition and fees at a regents institution or community college. (renumbered bill from HF 2128 to HF 2320).
Issue: In-state tuition
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Introduced, placed on calendar.
Sponsors List:
Source Link: External Link

Kansas

Bill Number: S.B.109

Bill: S.B.109: Deeming certain refugees as residents of the state for the purposes of tuition and fees at postsecondary educational institutions.
Description: If enacted, this bill would allow refugees and special immigrant visa (SIV) holders who have not previously established residence in any state or territory of the United States or the District of Columbia other than Kansas to be deemed to be a resident of Kansas for the purposes of tuition and fees for attendance at a post-secondary educational institution. The bill will also specify applicable exemptions and technical amendments.
Issue: Professional Licensure
Impacted Group: Refugees
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Referred to Committee on Education
Sponsors List:
Source Link: External Link

Maine

Bill Number: L.D. 944 (H.P. 591)

Bill: L.D. 944 (H.P. 591): An Act To Allow Refugees, Asylees And Asylum Seekers To Qualify For In-State Tuition
Description: If enacted, this bill would allow Refugees, Asylees and Asylum Seekers to Qualify for In-State Tuition.
Issue: In-state tuition
Impacted Group: Refugees, Asylum Seekers
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Ought Not To Pass Pursuant To Joint Rule 310,
Sponsors List: ME Rep. Amy Roeder (D-ME-023)
Source Link: External Link

Maryland

Bill Number: H.B.0380

Bill: H.B.0380: State Emergency Medical Services Board - Licenses and Certificates - Application Requirements
Description: If enacted, the bill would prohibit the State Emergency Medical Service (EMS) Board from requiring an applicant to provide proof that the applicant is lawfully present in the U.S. or have a Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number as a condition for licensure or certification.
Issue: Professional Licensure
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Favorable Report by Health and Government Operations
Sponsors List: MD Del. Jared Solomon (D-MD-018)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: S.B.0637

Bill: S.B.0637: Higher Education - Undocumented Students - Out-of-State Tuition Exemption Eligibility
Description: If enacted, the bill would reduce the current requirement for individuals or their parents or guardians to have filed taxes to qualify for in-state tuition from 3 years to 1 year before the academic year. Companion bill: HB 0473.
Issue: In-state tuition
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates: 2/28/2024
Last Timeline Action: Hearing 2/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Sponsors List: MD Sen. Benjamin Brooks (D-MD-010)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: H.B.0473

Bill: H.B.0473: Higher Education - Undocumented Students - Out-of-State Tuition Exemption Eligibility
Description: If enacted, the bill would reduce the current requirement for individuals or their parents or guardians to have filed taxes to qualify for in-state tuition from 3 years to 1 year before the academic year. Companion Bill: SB 0637.
Issue: In-state tuition
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates: 2/27/2024
Last Timeline Action: Hearing 2/27 at 12:00 p.m.
Sponsors List: MD Del. Cheryl Pasteur (D-MD-011A)
Source Link: External Link

Massachusetts

Bill Number: H.2

Bill: H.2: An Act Making Appropriations For The Fiscal Year 2025 For The Maintenance Of The Departments, Boards, Commissions, Institutions, And Certain Activities Of The Commonwealth, For Interest, Sinking Fund, And Serial Bond Requirements, And For Certain Permanent Improvements
Description: Appropriations for fiscal year 2025. If enacted, it would make technical edits to the tuition equity law passed in the FY 24 budget to clarify procedures for qualifying students to follow in order to receive financial aid at private institutions, removes the selective service registration requirement, requires the Board of Higher Education to issue implementing regulations, and ensures the confidentiality of student and family information obtained under the law.
Issue: In-state tuition
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Read; and referred to the committee on House Ways and Means
Sponsors List:
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: H.1265

Bill: H.1265: An Act Relative To Debt-Free Public Higher Education
Description: If enacted, this bill would establish a grant program to pay the equivalent of tuition and mandatory fees to eligible students at Massachusetts public higher education institutions. Higher Education.
Issue: In-state tuition
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Reporting date extended to Friday March 1, 2024, pending concurrence
Sponsors List: MA Rep. Natalie Higgins (D-MA-Massachusetts House 4th Worcester), MA Rep. Carmine Gentile (D-MA-Massachusetts House 13th Middlesex)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: H.1260

Bill: H.1260: An Act Committing To Higher Education The Resources To Insure A Strong And Healthy Public Higher Education System
Description: If enacted, this bill would establish a grant program to pay the equivalent of tuition and mandatory fees to eligible students at Massachusetts public higher education institutions. Higher Education.
Issue: In-state tuition
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Reporting date extended to Friday March 1, 2024, pending concurrence
Sponsors List: MA Rep. Sean Garballey (D-MA-Massachusetts House 23rd Middlesex), MA Rep. Patricia "Pat" Duffy (D-MA-Massachusetts House 5th Hampden)
Source Link: External Link

Michigan

Bill Number: S.B.0265

Bill: S.B.0265: State: identification cards; cross reference to 1972 PA 22; update. Amends sec. 5 of 2008 PA 23 (MCL 28.305). TIE BAR WITH: SB 0266'23
Description: This bill is part of the Drive SAFE bills, If enacted, this bill would allow immigrants living in Michigan access to state ID or Driver’s license, regardless of their citizenship status.
Issue: Driver’s License
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Referred To Committee On Transportation And Infrastructure
Sponsors List: MI Sen. Erika Geiss (D-MI-001)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: S.B.0267

Bill: S.B.0267: Traffic control: driver license; citizenship or legal presence requirement for obtaining a driver license; remove. Amends secs. 50a, 51a, 232, 302, 303, 307 & 314 of 1949 PA 300 (MCL 257.50a et seq.).
Description: This bill is part of the Drive SAFE bills, If enacted, this bill would allow immigrants living in Michigan access to state ID or Driver’s license, regardless of their citizenship status.
Issue: Driver’s License
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Referred To Committee On Transportation And Infrastructure
Sponsors List: MI Sen. Stephanie Chang (D-MI-003)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: H.B.4411

Bill: H.B.4411: State: identification cards; citizenship or legal presence requirement for obtaining a state identification card; remove. Amends secs. 1, 1a & 2 of 1972 PA 222 (MCL 28.291 et seq.).
Description: This bill is part of the Drive SAFE bills, If enacted, this bill would allow immigrants living in Michigan access to state ID or Driver’s license, regardless of their citizenship status.
Issue: Driver’s License
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Bill Electronically Reproduced 04/13/2023
Sponsors List: MI Rep. Rachel Hood (D-MI-081)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: H.B.4412

Bill: H.B.4412: State: identification cards; cross reference to 1972 PA 22; update. Amends sec. 5 of 2008 PA 23 (MCL 28.305). TIE BAR WITH: HB 4411'23
Description: This bill is part of the Drive SAFE bills, If enacted, this bill would allow immigrants living in Michigan access to state ID or Driver’s license, regardless of their citizenship status.
Issue: Driver’s License
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Bill Electronically Reproduced 04/13/2023
Sponsors List: MI Rep. Tyrone Carter (D-MI-001)
Source Link: External Link

New Hampshire

Bill Number: S.B.358

Bill: S.B.358: Relative to Invalidating Out-Of-State Driver's Licenses Issued to Undocumented Immigrants.
Description: If enacted, this bill would invalidate out-of-state driver's licenses issued to undocumented immigrants.
Issue: Driver’s License
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Hearing: 01/23/2024, Room 100, SH, 01:30 pm; SC 4
Sponsors List: NH Sen. Bill Gannon (R-NH-023)
Source Link: External Link

New Jersey

Bill Number: A.2349

Bill: A.2349: Clarifies that any State entity that issues professional or occupational licenses will not require individuals to demonstrate lawful presence in New Jersey to obtain professional or occupational licensure.
Description: If enacted, this bill would clarify current law, S 2455, by stating that any entity in New Jersey, including any principal department of the executive branch of state government, any entity within any department, and any other entity created to license or otherwise regulate a profession or occupation, will not require an individual to demonstrate lawful presence in New Jersey to obtain a professional or occupational license.
Issue: Professional Licensure
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Introduced, Referred to Assembly Regulated Professions Committee
Sponsors List: NJ Sen. Raj Mukherji (D-NJ-032)
Source Link: External Link

New York

Bill Number: A.2314

Bill: A.2314: Creates the adult student grant program
Description: If enacted, this bill would create an adult student grant program that provides financial aid grants to adults such as refugees who are returning to college or seeking career education and training.
Issue: Financial Aid
Impacted Group: Refugees
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Referred To Higher Education
Sponsors List: NY Assemb. Jo Anne Simon (D-NY-052)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: A.8263

Bill: A.8263: Relates to enacting the empire state licensing act; repealer
Description: If enacted, this bill would provide all New Yorkers with access to professional, occupational, commercial, or business licenses, permits, certificates, or related registrations regardless of an applicant's citizenship or immigration status.
Issue: Professional Licensure
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Referred To Governmental Operations
Sponsors List: NY Assemb. Catalina Cruz (D-NY-039)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: A.8403

Bill: A.8403: Provides that certain persons who are not residents of the state but who have resided in the state for at least one year shall be eligible for in-state tuition rates
Description: If enacted, this bill would provide certain individuals who have resided in the state for at least one year eligibility for in-state tuition. Appears to eliminate the two year attendance and affidavit requirement currently required by AB 9612 (2002) and the requirement that an individual apply for attendance at an institution within 5 years of receiving a diploma.
Issue: In-state tuition
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Referred To Higher Education
Sponsors List: NY Assemb. Phara Forrest (D-NY-057)
Source Link: External Link

North Carolina

Bill Number: S683

Bill: S683: =H767 Expanding Workforce and Education Act.
Description: If enacted, this bill would extend in-state tuition to certain DACA students.
Issue: In-state tuition
Impacted Group: DACA
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate
Sponsors List: NC Sen. Michael Lee (R-NC-007), NC Sen. Vickie Sawyer (R-NC-037), NC Sen. Julie Mayfield (D-NC-049)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: S706

Bill: S706: In-State Tuition Equity.
Description: If enacted, this bill would authorize in-state tuition for certain undocumented students in North Carolina.
Issue: In-state tuition
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate
Sponsors List: NC Sen. Graig Meyer (D-NC-023), NC Sen. Mujtaba Mohammed (D-NC-038), NC Sen. Natalie Murdock (D-NC-020)
Source Link: External Link

Pennsylvania

Bill Number: H.B.956

Bill: H.B.956: An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, providing for in-State tuition rate for undocumented individuals.
Description: If enacted, this bill would amend the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, providing for in-State tuition rate for undocumented individuals in Pennsylvania.
Issue: In-state tuition
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: PN 0977 Referred to EDUCATION
Sponsors List: PA Rep. Kevin Boyle (D-PA-172)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: S.B.394

Bill: S.B.394: An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, providing for in-State tuition for undocumented individuals.
Description: If enacted, this bill would allow in-State tuition for undocumented individuals.
Issue: In-state tuition
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: PN 0337 Referred to EDUCATION
Sponsors List: PA Sen. Judith "Judy" Schwank (D-PA-011)
Source Link: External Link

South Carolina

Bill Number: H.B.4678

Bill: H.B.4678: Driver's licenses
Description: If enacted, this bill would invalidate out-of-state driver’s licenses that are issued exclusively to undocumented immigrants. It provides that a law enforcement officer who stops a person driving with an invalid license will issue a citation to the driver.
Issue: Driver’s License
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works
Sponsors List: SC Rep. Stewart "Stew" Jones (R-SC-014)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: H.B.3288

Bill: H.B.3288: Occupational and professional licensing
Description: If enacted, this bill would allow DACA recipients with a valid work permit to apply for occupational and professional licensure in South Carolina.
Issue: Professional Licensure
Impacted Group: DACA
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Member(s) request name removed as sponsor: Felder
Sponsors List: SC Rep. Patricia "Pat" Henegan (D-SC-054), SC Rep. Neal Collins (R-SC-005), SC Rep. Justin Bamberg (D-SC-090), SC Rep. Beth Bernstein (D-SC-078), SC Rep. Russell Ott (D-SC-093)
Source Link: External Link

Tennessee

Bill Number: S.B.0297

Bill: S.B.0297: Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation - As introduced, requires TSAC to administer a tuition loan program for students who are not otherwise eligible to receive the in-state tuition rate at a public institution of higher education to receive the in-state tuition rate at the institution at which they are enrolled for up to four academic years with no repayment obligation if the student serves as an educator in a public school in this state for no less than five consecutive years. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 49, Chapter 4 and Title 49, Chapter 7.
Description: If enacted, this bill would require TSAC to administer a tuition loan program for students who are not otherwise eligible to receive the in-state tuition rate at a public institution of higher education to receive the in-state tuition rate at the institution at which they are enrolled for up to four academic years with no repayment obligation if the student serves as an educator in a public school in this state for no less than five consecutive years.
Issue: In-state tuition
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Assigned to General Subcommittee of Senate Education Committee
Sponsors List: TN Sen. Todd Gardenhire (R-TN-010)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: H.B.1294

Bill: H.B.1294: Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation - As introduced, requires TSAC to administer a tuition loan program for students who are not otherwise eligible to receive the in-state tuition rate at a public institution of higher education to receive the in-state tuition rate at the institution at which they are enrolled for up to four academic years with no repayment obligation if the student serves as an educator in a public school in this state for no less than five consecutive years. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 49, Chapter 4 and Title 49, Chapter 7.
Description: If enacted, this bill would require TSAC to administer a tuition loan program for students who are not otherwise eligible to receive the in-state tuition rate at a public institution of higher education to receive the in-state tuition rate at the institution at which they are enrolled for up to four academic years with no repayment obligation if the student serves as an educator in a public school in this state for no less than five consecutive years.
Issue: In-state tuition
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Sponsor(s) Added.
Sponsors List: TN Rep. Yusuf Hakeem (D-TN-028)
Source Link: External Link

Vermont

Bill Number: H.817

Bill: H.817: An act relating to in-state tuition eligibility for the Vermont State Colleges System and financial aid eligibility for Vermont Student Assistance Corporation programs
Description: If enacted, the bill would prohibit the Vermont State Colleges Corporation's policies regarding residency for tuition purposes from discriminating or excluding a person based solely on the person's immigration status if the person would otherwise qualify for and meet requirements for Vermont residency for tuition purposes. The bill would also require the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation to make state funded financial aid available to all persons who meet the Corporation's definition of resident, regardless of immigration status.
Issue: In-state tuition
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Read first time and referred to the Committee on Education
Sponsors List: VT Rep. Rebecca Holcombe (D-VT-108), VT Rep. Leonora Dodge (D-VT-040), VT Rep. Esme Cole (D-VT-105)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: H.606

Bill: H.606: An act relating to professional licensure and immigration status
Description: If enacted, it would enable individuals who meet the requirements for professional licenses to be granted the license regardless of their immigration status.
Issue: Professional Licensure
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates: 2/28/2024
Last Timeline Action: Read first time and referred to the Committee on Government Operations and Military Affairs
Sponsors List: VT Rep. Esme Cole (D-VT-105)
Source Link: External Link

Washington

Bill Number: H.B. 1889

Bill: H.B. 1889: Allowing Persons to Receive Professional Licenses and Certifications Regardless of Immigration or Citizenship Status.
Description: If enacted, this bill would allow individuals to receive professional licenses and certifications regardless of immigration status.
Issue: Professional Licensure
Impacted Group: Undocumented
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Placed on second reading by Rules Committee.
Sponsors List: WA Rep. Amy Walen (D-WA-048)
Source Link: External Link

Wisconsin

Bill Number: A.B.779

Bill: A.B.779: Relating to: apprenticeship and youth apprenticeship completion awards, career and technical education incentive grants and completion awards, technical preparation programs in school districts and technical colleges, creating an individual income tax credit for completing an apprenticeship program, rejection criteria for part-time open enrollment applications, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, and providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures. (FE)
Description: If enacted, this bill would expand access to professional licensure for DACA recipients. (Companion bill to S.B. 747)
Issue: Professional Licensure
Impacted Group: DACA
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Received from Assembly
Sponsors List: WI Rep. Clint Moses (R-WI-029), WI Rep. Jeffrey "Jeff" Mursau (R-WI-036), WI Rep. Scott Krug (R-WI-072), WI Rep. Warren Petryk (R-WI-093), WI Rep. James "Jimmy Boy" Edming (R-WI-087)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: S.B.747

Bill: S.B.747: Relating to: apprenticeship and youth apprenticeship completion awards, career and technical education incentive grants and completion awards, technical preparation programs in school districts and technical colleges, creating an individual income tax credit for completing an apprenticeship program, rejection criteria for part-time open enrollment applications, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, and providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures. (FE)
Description: If enacted, this bill would expand access to professional licensure for DACA recipients. (Companion bill to A.B. 779)
Issue: Professional Licensure
Impacted Group: DACA
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Fiscal estimate received
Sponsors List: WI Sen. Joan Ballweg (R-WI-014), WI Sen. Robert "Rob" Cowles (R-WI-002), WI Sen. Dan Feyen (R-WI-018), WI Sen. Patrick Testin (R-WI-024)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: S.B.843

Bill: S.B.843: Relating to: a University of Wisconsin System nonresident tuition exemption. (FE)
Description: If enacted, the bill would create a nonresident tuition exemption for certain University of Wisconsin System students. A person would qualify for the exemption if that person meets all of the following requirements: (1) Person resided in Wisconsin for 12 months immediately preceding the beginning of any semester or session in which the person registers at the institution, (2) the person has DACA status
Issue: In-state tuition
Impacted Group: DACA
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Representative Myers added as a cosponsor
Sponsors List: WI Former Sen. Lena Taylor (D-WI-004), WI Sen. Chris Larson (D-WI-007), WI Sen. Tim Carpenter (D-WI-003), WI Sen. Melissa Agard (D-WI-016), WI Sen. Mark Spreitzer (D-WI-015)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: A.B.821

Bill: A.B.821: Relating to: a University of Wisconsin System nonresident tuition exemption. (FE)
Description: If enacted, this bill would allow in-state tuition for students who 1) Have DACA status and 2) have resided in Wisconsin for 12 months immediately preceding any semester or session in which the student registers at an institution.
Issue: In-state tuition
Impacted Group: DACA
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Representative Myers added as a coauthor
Sponsors List: WI Rep. Jeffrey "Jeff" Mursau (R-WI-036), WI Rep. Evan Goyke (D-WI-018), WI Rep. John Macco (R-WI-088), WI Rep. Joel Kitchens (R-WI-001), WI Rep. Dave Considine (D-WI-081)
Source Link: External Link

Bill Number: S.B.78

Bill: S.B.78: Relating to: appointment of certain lawfully present aliens as law enforcement officers.
Description: If enacted, this bill would allow DACA recipients to serve as law enforcement.
Issue: Professional Licensure
Impacted Group: DACA
Date Introduced:
Future Hearing Dates:
Last Timeline Action: Senator Carpenter added as a coauthor
Sponsors List: WI Former Sen. Lena Taylor (D-WI-004), WI Sen. Andre Jacque (R-WI-001), WI Sen. Jesse James (R-WI-023)
Source Link: External Link

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