BILL NUMBER: SB 60 AMENDED BILL TEXT AMENDED IN SENATE MAY 12, 2005 INTRODUCED BY Senator Cedillo ... THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. This act shall be known, and may be cited, as the California Real ID Act of 2005. SEC. 2. The Legislature intends by the enactment of this act to accomplish the following: (a) Meet or exceed the document and issuance standards set forth in the federal Real ID Act of 2005 (Public Law ____), to ensure that California has a federally recognized and acceptable driver's license and identification card. (b) Provide drivers' licenses that permit driving, but cannot be used for federal identification purposes, consistent with the federal Real ID Act of 2005, to California drivers that cannot meet the minimum identity confirmation requirements necessarily to obtain a federally-recognized driver's license or identification card. SEC. 3. Section 1653.6 is added to the Vehicle Code , to read: 1653.6. In the issuance of drivers' licenses and identification cards under this code, the department shall issue drivers' licenses and identification cards that are in compliance with the Section 202 of Title 11 of the federal Real ID Act of 2005 (Public Law ____). SEC. 4. Section 12801.1 is added to the Vehicle Code , to read: 12801.1. (a) The department shall issue driver's licenses that permit driving and are acceptable by a federal agency for any official purpose, as certified by the Secretary of Homeland Security, to those applicants who are in compliance with the requirements of Section 202 of Title II of the federal Real ID Act of 2005 (Public Law ____). (b) The department, in compliance with the federal Real ID Act of 2005, shall issue drivers' licenses that permit driving, and are not acceptable by a federal agency for federal identification or for any other official purpose pursuant to paragraph (11) of subsection (d) of Section 202 of Title II of the federal act, to those applicants who do not meet the requirements of subparagraph (B) of paragraph (2) of subsection (c) of Section 202 of the federal act. SEC. 5. Section 12801.5 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read: 12801.5. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law,
the department shall require an applicant for an original driver's license or identification card to submit satisfactory proof that the applicant's presence in the United States is authorized under federal law. (b) The department shall not issue an original driver's license or identification card to a person who does not submit satisfactory proof that the applicant's presence in the United States is authorized under federal law. (c) The department shall adopt regulations to carry out the purposes of this section, including procedures for, but not limited to, (1) verifying that the applicant's presence in the United States is authorized under federal law, (2) issuance of a temporary license pending verification of the applicant's status, and (3) appeal hearings from a denial of a license, temporary license, or identification card. (d) On January 10 of each year, the department shall submit a supplemental budget report to the Governor and the Legislature detailing the costs of verifying the citizenship or legal residency of applicants for driver's licenses and identification cards, in order for the state to request reimbursement from the federal government. (e) Notwithstanding Section 40300 or any other provision of law,a peace officer may not detain or arrest a person solely on the belief that the person is an unlicensed driver, unless the officer has reasonable cause to believe the person driving is under the age of 16 years. (f)(b) The inability to obtain a driver's license pursuant to this section does not abrogate or diminish in any respect the legal requirement of every driver in this state to obey the motor vehicle laws of this state, including laws with respect to licensing, motor vehicle registration, and financial responsibility. SEC. 6. Section 14610.7 of the Vehicle Code is repealed. 14610.7. It is a misdemeanor for any person to knowingly assist in obtaining a driver's license or identification card for any person whose presence in the United States is not authorized under federal law.SEC. 7. The provisions of this act are severable. If any provision of this act or its application is held invalid, that invalidity shall not affect other provisions or applications that can be given effect without the invalid provision or application. SEC. 8. This act shall become operative only if the federal Real ID Act of 2005 is enacted into law. SEC. 9. This act is an urgency statute necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, or safety within the meaning of Article IV of the Constitution and shall go into immediate effect. The facts constituting the necessity are: In order to comply with the federal Real ID Act of 2005, if enacted, and to reduce the number of unlicensed drivers on our highways, who account for 20 percent of all accidents and, thereby, compromise public safety, it is necessary that this act take effect immediately.
One-Bill-Gil wants CA to issue ("shall issue") CA drivers licences to the illegal aliens again but provides that the licenses "cannot be used for federal identification purposes."
So, how is anyone going to be able to tell the difference between CA licenses that can and cannot be used for federal ID purposes? SB 60 does not provide for any visual clues distinguishing the illegal alien licenses from the regular licenses.
People legally here must follow the provisions of the federal Real ID Act, but people illegally here are exempt. Why aliens are called "California drivers" is curious, since foreigners (legal and illegal) ought to be called foreign drivers. (Then, of course, why would they need CA licenses when they could use their own countries' licenses to drive here?)
well Helen we all know what's going on here...
the 'Rats are trying to get the illegals a CA driver's license so they can then go to the next window at the DMV and REGISTER TO VOTE
and anybody who says different is a liar!
Point, Game, Set, Match!