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.
A new California law allows the death certificates of transgender people to reflect the gender they identified with, rather than their biological sex.
A new law requires smartphones sold in California to come with added protections.
California lawmakers are turning their attention to fixing the state’s crumbling roads. Assembly Republicans threw their plan into the mix Monday.
Governor Jerry Brown signed the California budget with no fanfare Thursday.
California lawmakers will take final votes on the state budget Friday. The houses will also each vote on several trailer bills that dictate how the budget will be implemented.