Driver's Permit Proposal for Undocumented Immigrants Stalls

An amendment that would have allowed undocumented immigrants to obtain a permit to legally drive and purchase insurance in Texas was derailed Friday on a point of order.

But state Rep. Byron Cook, R-Corsicana, the chairman of the powerful House State Affairs Committee who authored the amendment to a Senate bill, said he isn’t giving up.

The measure, he said, is a smart public-safety policy and a way for lawmakers to take the lead on an important immigration issue during the ongoing gridlock at the federal level.

The amendment, which was first filed as House Bill 3206, by state ...

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