The state Senate unanimously approved a bill Tuesday designed to close a license plate loophole and make it harder for illegal immigrants to drive in Georgia.
SB 38, sponsored by Sen. Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock), would force license plate applicants to furnish a Georgia driverís license or Georgia ID card.
Currently, applicants who claim they are new to the state can obtain an auto tag and registration using a foreign or out-of-state driverís license. That has allowed people who are in the country illegally - and therefore unable to secure a Georgia driverís license - to obtain a license plate and drive state roads undetected.
SB 38 would exempt college students, military personnel and other special cases.
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