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

Wheaton, IL – In a move that demonstrates effective responsiveness to public concerns, State Representative Amy Grant is proud to announce 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.

The bill proposed that first-time driver’s license applicants should be exempt from performing a road test if they have 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.

After a productive meeting last week, Rep. Grant learned the initiative has been implemented by Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias. It was confirmed that the Secretary internally adopted this policy, thus eliminating the need for additional legislative action from the General Assembly.

Rep. Grant stated, “This is a win for Illinois residents, especially our young drivers. 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.

For further information, please contact Rep. Grant’s office at 331-218-4182

State Representative Amy Grant, is currently in her 3rd term as State Representative in the General Assembly. The 47th district is made up of several communities in DuPage County, including Naperville, Warrenville, Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, Lisle, Carol Stream, Bartlett, West Chicago, Winfield, and Wayne.