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Kan. Lawmaker Disappointed With Driver's License Policy Shift

The chairman of the Kansas House Elections Committee says he's disappointed that the Department of Revenue no longer plans to require people to provide proof of legal U.S. residence to renew their driver's licenses.

Olathe Republican Scott Schwab says legislators assumed the driver's license requirement was coming when they enacted a law requiring new voters to provide proof of their U.S. citizenship when registering.

Revenue Secretary Nick Jordan says the shift is a response to signals from federal officials about what states must do to make driver's licenses secure.

Schwab says legislators thought the proof-of-citizenship rule for new voters would be less onerous if people already provided the same documents to renew their driver's licenses.