Letter: Legislature shouldn’t interfere with driver card referendum
Feb. 26, 2014 |
Apparently Oregon House Speaker Tina Kotek along with Reps. Jessica Vega Pederson and Vic Gilliam want to undermine the will of more than 71,000 Oregon voters in 2013 who had the opportunity to read SB 833 and then sign a Referendum 301 signature sheet that puts the issue of whether or not those illegally present in the state should be allowed driver cards before voters in November 2014.
These legislators want to pass HB 4054 that rewrites the ballot title of the Referendum 301 even before the Oregon Supreme Court gets a chance to make a decision on the input given by opponents and proponents of the current ballot title.
The 2014 Legislature should in all fairness to the voters who signed the referendum not interfere and let the state court have the final say on the ballot title of the referendum.
Oregonians opposing driver cards for those illegally present in the state should contact their state legislators and tell them to reject the plot to change the current ballot title which clearly reveals the consequences of the legislation if it were to become a state law — “Provides Oregon resident ‘driver card’ without requiring proof of legal presence in the United States.”
David Olen Cross