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Ga. lawmaker seeks to reduce license delays

ATLANTA (AP) - A Republican state lawmaker has pre-filed legislation that aims to reduce unnecessary work some state agencies have complained was caused by a tough Georgia law cracking down on illegal immigration.

The 2011 law requires anyone applying for or renewing public benefits - including food stamps and professional licenses, among other things - to provide a "secure and verifiable" document proving their U.S. citizenship or legal presence in the country.

Secretary of State Brian Kemp has said the requirement has led to delays in processing professional licenses.

Rep. Dusty Hightower, a Carrollton Republican, filed legislation Thursday that says U.S. citizen applicants will not have to resubmit their documents to renew a public benefit or when they apply for a different public benefit from the same agency.

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