Opponents of a state college system policy are still waiting for a response to their lawsuit challenging Georgia’s treatment of undocumented students. But they say the state has already granted some rights to the students who are suing.
Department of Driver Services Commissioner, Rob Mikell, and Consul General of the Republic of South Korea, He Beom Kim, have signed an agreement exempting South Korean citizens from written and road tests when applying for Georgia licenses.
Authorities say the Georgia Department of Driver Services has been struggling with a statewide computer outage at licensing and testing centers across the state. A software glitch either shut down or slowed computers on Tuesday.
Residents needing a driver's license can now check wait times at local offices of the Georgia Department of Driver Services. The department's web site now tracks the average time spent waiting in line at its 64 customer service locations.
Georgia's attorney general says illegal immigrants who are granted permission to stay in the country under an Obama administration policy announced in June will be eligible for driver's licenses in the state. In a letter to the governor obtained by The Associated Press, Attorney General Sam Olens says illegal immigrants who can produce proof of "approved deferred action status" will be eligible for a driver's license.
Continuing delays and long lines are frustrating Georgia motorists trying to get their driver licenses renewed. Long lines of up to four hours are continuing, despite recent assurances from state officials that wait times would be less this week.
A new requirement for those seeking to get or renew a Georgia driver's license is causing long lines in some places, with waits this week sometimes stretching to five or six hours. The new requirements took effect this week.
A new system for picking jurors means more Georgians could be called for jury duty – but everyone should be called less often. State officials will electronically merge voter registrations with driver’s license and state ID card data to update the list of eligible jurors every year.