Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s nominee to lead the Department of Motor Vehicles said Saturday he would work to implement driver’s licenses for undocumented immigrants if the measure is approved by state lawmakers.

“Once the policymakers have their say and if they pass a joint a bill and the governor signs it, I will fully implement what the legislation says and what the letter of the law is,” said Mark Schroeder, the departing Buffalo city comptroller who was nominated this week to become the DMV commissioner. “That’s what I’ll do.”

Schroeder clarified his stance on the issue a day after Cuomo’s office formally announced he would be nominated to lead the department.

Schroeder in the Assembly was opposed to the effort in 2007, when Gov. Eliot Spitzer sought to implement driver’s licenses for undocumented residents through executive action.

Schroeder called Spitzer’s approach at the time “misguided” because he did not seek legislative approval.

“The way to do it in my view is through legislation,” he said in a phone interview. “It’s my view the New York state Legislature is doing this the proper way.”

Spitzer’s effort on the driver’s licenses proposal ignited a political firestorm at the time and he ultimately withdrew the plan.

Schroeder’s appointment is subject to confirmation by the Democratic-led state Senate. For now, lawmakers in the chamber have not raised concerns to him about the issue, he said.

“I’m certain these types of issues are going to come up and I’m going to my best to talk about them,” he said.

Schroeder also plans to discuss the measure with the county clerks who run local motor vehicle offices who have raised concerns in the past.

Among those who have signaled their opposition is Mickey Kearns, the Erie County clerk and, like Schroeder, a former member of the Assembly.

At the time of Spitzer’s proposal, then-Erie County Clerk Kathy Hochul was opposed. As lieutenant governor, Hochul has since changed her stance.

“I’ll do my best to do what I can to navigate and be helpful,” Schroeder said.