Nevada governor signs bill allowing green cards to be used as ID

Gov. Brian Sandoval signs AB 162 along with its sponsor, Assemblyman Edgar Flores, on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 (Photo courtesy office of Gov. Sandoval

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has signed a bill that will allow "green cards" to serve as proof of identification.

Sandoval's office announced on Tuesday the governor signed Assembly Bill 162, which requires any business accepting an ID card or driver's license to also accept permanent resident cards issued by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Green cards will be valid in commercial and legal activities, as well as in court proceedings over guardianship, when the law takes effect.

AB 162 passed unanimously in both chambers of the state Legislature. It was sponsored by Assemblyman Edgar Flores, who represents District 28 in Clark County.

"This is a common-sense measure that will assist many Nevadans who are working to follow the law," Sandoval said in a statement.

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