Next week, Oklahoma lawmakers will have the opportunity to make Oklahoma roads safer and create nearly $40 miilion in insurance savings for Oklahoma drivers. SB 669 would enable individuals who pay their taxes with an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) to qualify for a driver’s license. The bills include measures to ensure secure elections by preventing ITIN filers from registering to vote and differentiating between regular and ITIN licenses.
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- More than 33,000 Oklahomans with ITIN currently pay over $26 million in taxes to the state but cannot take the state driver’s license test.
- SB 669 is endorsed by several notable groups, including the Oklahoma Sheriffs Association, the Oklahoma Farm Bureau, the Oklahoma Home Builders Association, Oklahoma Insurance Commission, the Fraternal Order of Police, and the State Troopers Association.
- SB 669 is expected to increase licensed drivers by more than 28,000 and generate $2.5 million in state revenue, $61.4 million in additional liability policy sales, and almost $40 million in savings for existing policyholders.
- Oklahoma has an uninsured motorist rate of 13.4%, ranking 18th highest in the country. Similar legislation in other states has led to positive results, such as a 9% reduction in hit-and-run accidents in Connecticut and an 80% drop in rates of uninsured drivers in Utah.
- SB 669 can help reduce Oklahoma’s uninsured motorist rate while protecting the state’s roads and elections.
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Please contact your State Senator NOW and ask them to vote YES on SB 669.