ince 1999, Texas has required proof of lawful residence and a social security number to obtain a drivers license. This has made it difficult for poor people, undocumented people, people experiencing homelessness, people who have survived a natural disaster, and survivors of domestic violence to obtain one.
People without a license continue to drive to support themselves and their families.
There is a solution: a conditional driver’s permit. This type of permit will allow people to legally drive, but cannot be used to vote or as a valid form of federal ID. This is why a conditional driver’s permit is different from a driver’s license.
The business, agricultural and construction industries all agree: making driver’s permits accessible for all is good for the economy. Let’s make sure people can get to work and find jobs.