Efforts to make undocumented immigrants ineligible for Utah drivers' licenses are alive again at the state Capitol.
Rep. Curt Oda, R-Clearfield, introduced a bill Friday that would require proof of legal residence or citizenship to qualify for a Utah driver's license. HB223 also would make a noncitizen license expire at the same time as that person's visa expires.
Advocates for the measure say it would prevent those living here illegally, including criminals, from obtaining a legal form of identification.
Opponents say the state is better off knowing who is living here, and the roads are safer with licensed, insured drivers.
Some 66 percent of Utah residents agreed with Oda in a statewide Deseret Morning News/KSL-TV poll of 623 people, conducted recently by Dan Jones and Associates. Thirty percent thought the driver license law should stay the same.
A similar bill failed last year.