SB303 was passed overwhelmingly by the 2013 Nevada Legislature and signed into law by Republican Gov. Brian Sandoval, Nevada's first governor of Hispanic descent. It's one of 45 news laws that took effect Jan. 1.
Starting today, the Department of Motor Vehicles will begin taking applications for and issuing driver authorization cards to Nevada residents who cannot meet citizenship requirements for a standard driver's license or identification card.
Nevada becomes one of 13 states and the District of Columbia with programs or plans to offer similar cards.