Department of Motor Vehicles officials say they want to make sure that the requirements for the undocumented immigrant licenses are as stringent as the ones for standard driver licenses. Those require a birth certificate or passport.
Armando Botello with the DMV says conversations are underway with several Latin American countries about their consulate-issued IDs.
“We are going through the process of finding out which ones are the more secure,” he says. “We might accept some and not others and at this point it hasn’t been decided yet.”
The DMV is seeking ideas about the new licenses from potential applicants at hearings around the state.
The new law goes into effect January 1, 2015.
Women in California politics, protesting sexual harassment and abuse at the Capitol, distrust the response from legislative leaders.
A man drew a weapon during routine security screening at the U.S. Capitol Visitor's Center and was shot by police, Capitol Police Chief Matthew Verderosa said at a news conference. No officers were injured, he added.
Supporters celebrated when a bill allowing for physician-assisted suicide in California was signed into law. But the tactics used to pass the law will likely delay its implementation.
Governor Jerry Brown has signed off an agreement with two of California’s labor unions.
California children under the age of 2 will now be required to ride in rear-facing child seats. That was one of several bills signed into law today by Gov. Jerry Brown.