config

Martinez applauds TVDL policy update

martinez tvdlMajority Caucus Whip Iris Y. Martinez (D-Chicago) joined Secretary of State Jesse White, members of the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus and partner organizations this week to discuss a positive update being made by Secretary of State (SOS) facilities for Temporary Visitors Driver’s Licenses (TVDLs).

Starting July 1, 2016, all SOS facilities, with the exception of Chicago North and Chicago West, will be able to process TVDLs without requiring an appointment.

“I’m grateful to Secretary White and his staff for establishing more customer friendly procedures for immigrants wanting to obtain a TVDL,” said Martinez, a champion for the immigrant community. “Now, instead of having to go through the extra step of having to schedule a meeting, all someone has to do is come to an SOS office at a time that is convenient for them.”

In 2013, a law was approved that enabled undocumented immigrants in Illinois to obtain a TVDL.

Prior to the initiative, many undocumented immigrants were driving to places like school and work without having car insurance and being trained on the rules of the road.

Since then, SOS has issued 175,000 TVDLs, which has helped create safer roadways for all Illinoisans by ensuring that more drivers have passed road safety exams and are insured.

Anyone wanting more information on how to acquire a TVDL can go to SOS’s website or contact their local SOS Office.

Listen to Sen. Martinez's remarks at the press conference.

 

COVID19 Resources
Find Your Legislator
Monthly Minute

Follow ILSenDems

Facebook Instagram Twitter YouTube

News Releases

IMAGE Harmon announces grant for Elmwood Park Library
Wednesday, 12 August 2020
OAK PARK – Senate President Don Harmon (D-Oak Park) announced a grant of $12,500 to fund a mentoring program at Elmwood Park Library. “Libraries...

Read More...
IMAGE Senator Fine urges residents to take advantage of free antibody testing at upcoming blood drive
Wednesday, 12 August 2020
GLENVIEW – To address the widespread shortage of donated blood and potentially help treat patients with severe cases of COVID-19, State Senator...

Read More...
IMAGE Hunter urges residents to apply for housing assistance
Wednesday, 12 August 2020
CHICAGO – Illinoisans across the state have faced financial struggles during the COVID-19 pandemic — but those on Chicago’s South Side have...

Read More...
IMAGE Jones urges Riverdale and Robbins residents to complete the 2020 Census
Wednesday, 12 August 2020
CHICAGO – In an effort to ensure every community has a complete Census count, State Senator Emil Jones (D-Chicago) urges households in the...

Read More...
IMAGE Murphy announces youth mentorship program at Schaumburg Township District Library
Tuesday, 11 August 2020
SCHAUMBURG – Schaumburg Township District Library has received a $28,640 grant to provide mentorship opportunities to disadvantaged middle and...

Read More...
Senate Schedule
General Assembly Bills & Resolutions
The Great Pension Debate
Find local cooling centers