Grant’s Advocacy Leads to DMV Policy Change Benefiting Illinois Drivers

Earlier this week, State Representative Amy Grant announced a major advancement in easing the process for obtaining a driver’s license in Illinois. After numerous complaints from constituents about Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) procedures, Rep. Grant took decisive action by filing House Bill 1528.

Her legislative proposal exempted first-time driver’s license applicants from taking a road test if they had successfully completed a certified driver’s education course through a public, nonpublic, or private training school. The goal of this legislation was to streamline the licensing process, making it more efficient and less burdensome for Illinois residents.

While Rep. Grant's legislation had not yet been taken up in the House of Representatives, her proposed initiative was implemented by Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias. The Secretary internally adopted this policy, thus eliminating the need for additional legislative action from the General Assembly.

“This is a win for Illinois residents, especially our young drivers," stated Grant. "Our efforts to simplify the DMV process have been acknowledged, and I am pleased that the Secretary of State’s office is taking proactive steps to implement this much-needed change.”

This policy change demonstrates how direct advocacy and community driven legislative proposals can lead to effective results. Rep. Grant remains committed to addressing the needs and concerns of her constituents and will continue to work tirelessly for the betterment of Illinois.