Two bills that would make it harder for illegal immigrants to drive in Georgia cleared a Senate committee Thursday after one legislator tried to stamp a father's face on the issue.
Sen. John Douglas (R-Social Circle) asked members of the Senate Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee to consider the 42-year-old father of six who was killed Tuesday on I-85 in Coweta County. Terrance Harvey, of Forest Park, died after an unlicensed driver who was in the country illegally slammed into his stalled car.
"The six children now fatherless ... will be deprived of the most important male role model they could have had," he said. "All because someone here illegally was driving illegally."
Douglas' bill — SB 25 — would increase the fine from $1,000 to $5,000 for motorists who use fake documents to obtain an auto tag or driver's license in Georgia. Violators already face jail time of one to five years. Anyone who aids in such fraud would face the same penalty under the bill.
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