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.
Health care advocates are concerned about a California law that allows the state to claim assets of deceased people who received health care through Medi-Cal.
UPDATE: Gov. Jerry Brown and Democratic legislative leaders have released a new $7.2 billion water bond proposal, but there's no deal yet. To buy more time, lawmakers have extended Monday's key election deadline by 48 hours.
California senators approved a bill encouraging schools to educate students about Barack Obama's election in the context of past discrimination.
A water bond, a school bond, a statewide plastic bag ban and paid sick leave are all on California lawmakers’ agenda as they return Monday for their final month of session.
The California legislature is considering a bill that would prohibit law enforcement from using aerial surveillance drones without a warrant.