Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Online Driver's Registration Passes the Legislature

The Senate just passed House Bill 25, which would would allow New Mexicans to renew their driver’s licenses online or over the phone.

It's a mirror bill of Senate Bill 137, which was the subject of my Roundhouse Roundup column last week because it somehow grew into a free-wheeling discussion of issues including illegal immigration, terrorism, drug abuse, Guatemalan gangs and Islam and a tense detour into racism.

The consideration of the House bill (sponsored by Rep. Nate Cote) barely lasted a minute before the Senate voted 31-2 to pass it.

The Senate bill, sponsored by Sen. Phil Griego, is still in the House Judiciary Committee.

HB25 goes to the governor.