Miller Votes No On Green Light Legislation
The State Assembly has passed the controversial "Green Light Bill."
Wednesday's vote was 87-to-61.
The bill would allow illegal immigrants and others to obtain driver's licenses without verification of their identity.
Assemblyman Brian Miller voted no.
"Having a license is a privilege for legal New York state citizens. This measure poses very serious security concerns for our state and our nation. I do not believe we should be rolling back security measures to provide driver's licenses for anyone whose identity cannot be proven," said Miller. "Law enforcement agencies have stated their opposition to this legislation and I believe we should listen to those who are highly trained in looking after our safety."
Miller also voted against the bill during the committee process as a member of the Assembly Transportation Committee.
The legislation is widely opposed by New Yorkers across the state, as well as government officials, including county clerks and law enforcement.
No vote has been scheduled in the Senate