NY law allowing driver's licenses regardless of citizenship takes effect

WNYT Staff
Updated: December 13, 2019 04:49 PM
Created: December 13, 2019 03:28 PM

The "Green Light Law" is set to go into effect Monday. 

It allows all New Yorkers to apply for a driver's license regardless of whether they're a citizen, or in the country legally.


After state lawmakers passed this in June, Merola filed a lawsuit challenging it.

Merola told NewsChannel 13 back then he thinks the law is unconstitutional and that he would be sending people who are undocumented to the Albany DMV to get a license.

Copyright 2019 - WNYT-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company

Comment on Facebook
Candlelight vigil held for Mayfield teen, William Drake

Colonie police say drug deal led to chase, rollover crash and manhunt Thursday

#ColdCase13 005 UPDATE: DNA discovered thanks to new tech

Person at Amsterdam diploma ceremony tests positive for coronavirus

Doctors: Be mindful of heat exhaustion