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Douglas crows about drivers license bill support

— State Rep. Demetrius Douglas (D-Stockbridge) said he is proud he played a role in getting through the Georgia House of Representatives a senate bill he sponsored which would allow non-U.S. citizens to get temporary drivers license extensions.

Senate Bill 122 was authored by Sen. Hunter Hill (R-Atlanta). If signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal, it would let non-citizens get a one-time only temporary driving permit that would be good for 120 days after the person’s drivers license expires.

The resident would have to file for an extension to stay in the United States to get the drivers license extension.

Douglas sponsored the bill in the House of Representatives, allowing it to move forward in the legislative process.

“I appreciate the opportunity to shepherd legislation in the House,” said Douglas in a written statement. “Senate Bill 122 is good legislation that will help make Georgia friendly to foreign visitors. I am honored to have an impact and to serve my constituents during my first legislative session. I look forward to continue serving my constituents of House District 78.”