Driver card referendum: House approves rewrite of ballot title
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SALEM -- After an hour of debate, the Oregon House on Thursday approved a bill to rewrite the title of a measure on the November ballot asking voters whether to grant driver cards to residents who can't prove they're in the state legally.

Lawmakers propose to change the ballot title to "Establishes limited purpose, duration driver card for individuals who prove Oregon residency, meet driving requirements."

...emphasize residency requirements and remove the reference to "legal presence" in the current version of the title: "Provides Oregon resident 'driver card' without requiring proof of legal presence in the United States."...

Rep. Kim Thatcher, R-Keizer and one of the sponsors of the referendum, likened the bill to "a terrible, nightmare game of blackjack."

...this bill feels terribly wrong."...

House Bill 4054 passed 36 to 24 and heads to the Senate. ...

...opponents could not appeal the Legislature's ballot title to the Oregon Supreme Court. Three challenges before the Supreme Court would also be terminated.