HARRISBURG – Pennsylvanians, regardless of immigration status, would have access to driver’s licenses under proposed legislation. House Bill 279 would allow individuals without a Social Security Number to apply for a driver’s license or learner’s permit using secure alternatives such as a federal taxpayer identification number or any combination of documents that reliably proves the applicant’s name and date of birth. This includes a valid foreign passport, consular identification document, or certified record of the individual’s birth, marriage, adoption, or divorce. Undocumented immigrants in Pennsylvania have been ineligible for driver’s licenses since 2002. Bill supporters say driving is essential for accessing basic needs. The bill is before the PA House Transportation Committee.