Skip to comments.Senate panel to hear TN English license bill
Posted on 02/09/2011 12:48:17 PM PST by SmithL
NASHVILLE - A measure that would require Tennessee's driver's license test to be given only in English is more likely to pass this session despite concerns from some opponents that it will hurt the state's economic development.
The Senate Transportation Committee was scheduled today to hear the proposal sponsored by Republican Sen. Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro. A similar measure passed the Senate last year, but failed in the House.
However, because the GOP controls both chambers - and every committee in both is headed by a Republican - the measure is expected to pass this year.
Supporters of the bill say it's intended to promote safety. But critics say any proposal that restricts the test to English-only will hurt economic development in Tennessee. . . .
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“The cost of harboring illegal immigrants in the United States is a staggering $113 billion a year — an average of $1,117 for every native-headed household in America — according to a study conducted by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).”
Good for Tennessee!!!!
It is back on my short list of places to move to.
I’ve been researching possible places to move to. Tennessee DOES look pretty darned good.
‘Bout time! Shoulda been done long ago.
If a person can’t read enough English to take the test, they can’t read street/highway signs either.
It won’t get the illegals off the road, though. Most of them here don’t even bother to get drivers licenses.
Screw the critics. Those coming here for business purposes know enough English to get by. The critics are just pro-amnesty types.