Hickenlooper Signs Bills To Improve Immigrant Driver's License Program; Consumer Privacy Protections

May 30, 2018

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On Tuesday, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed bills aimed at boosting consumer privacy protections and improving the state’s long-embattled driver’s license program for people living in the U.S. illegally.

As The Denver Post reports, Senate Bill 108 streamlines the renewal process and identification requirements for immigrants who have or are seeking driver’s licenses.

Republicans and Democrats who supported the legislation called it a victory for Colorado's agriculture sector, which relies heavily on immigrant labor.

Hickenlooper also signed House Bill 1128 into law, a bipartisan effort to protect people’s personal information by requiring companies and the government to delete sensitive data once it’s no longer needed. The law also requires them to notify people if their personal information has been compromised.

Hickenlooper signed 50 bills into law Tuesday and has until June 8 to sign the more than 400 bills that passed during the legislative session.