Driving tests would only be offered in English under a bill approved by the House on Wednesday.
Wrap: The House gave first-round approval to English-only driving tests.
Currently, Missouri offers the test in twelve languages.
The bill sponsor is Jerry Nolte the Kansas City area Republican, who said the bill would make roads safer by having the driving test be in the same language as street signs.
|Description: A number of those signs are not in close proximity to the universal signs, there are some that are and some that are not.|
Opponents say the bill unfairly targets immigrants and would prevent them from going to work.
The bill needs one more round of approval from the House before moving to the Senate.
From the state capitol, I'm Jordan Shapiro.
The Missouri House voted to have English-only driving tests administered by the state.
Wrap: Currently Missouri offers the driving test in twelve languages, but under a bill approved in the House the test would only be offered in English.
Democratic Floor Leader, Mike Talboy, said the bill unfairly targets Missouri's immigrants.
|Description: It very much seems to be that we're going to single folks out for no other reason than what we think that they are able to do and what we think that they should be able to do.|
The bill sponsor, Republican Jerry Nolte, said the bill would make roads safer and protect the state from lawsuits.
From the state Capitol, I'm Jordan Shapiro.