SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The House approved a proposal on Friday to stop New Mexico from granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.
The 42-28 vote by the House represented a victory for Gov. Susana Martinez and a mostly Republican coalition in reviving legislation that had been bottled up by the Democratic-controlled House.
The bill goes to the Senate, where it faces difficulty. Senators rejected proposals last month to end the licensing policy implemented when Democrat Bill Richardson was governor.