April 3, 2019. Today, more than one hundred Latino leaders sent a letter to state legislative leadership and Governor Murphy to urge immediate passage of legislation that would expand access to drivers licenses. The legislation, A 4743/S3229, introduced late last year by Assemblywoman Annette Quijano and Senator Joe Vitale,would expand access to driver’s licenses to more qualified New Jersey drivers, including those who face barriers because of their immigration status, individuals reentering society after incarceration and survivors of domestic violence.
Despite widespread popular support, the legislation has stalled in the state legislature. Dozens of clergy members, former state Attorney General Zulima Farber, Statewide Hispanic Chamber of CommercePresident and CEO Carlos Medina and nearly a dozen elected officials joined the one hundred plus Latino leaders to sign the letter.