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SB 60 - Expanding Driver's License Eligibility - Key Vote

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Gilbert Cedillo voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (21-14) - (Key vote)

Title: Expanding Driver's License Eligibility

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with House amendments and pass a bill that requires the state of California to issue driver's licenses, solely for driving purposes, to applicants that are unable to provide the evidence of lawful status requirements for federally recognized identification purposes no later than 240 days after the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security approves the state's implementation plan.

Highlights:
- Permits the issuance of driver's licenses to individuals who are unable to meet the evidence of lawful status requirements contained in the federal Real ID Act of 2005, which requires valid documentary evidence that the individual [sec. 202 (c) (2) (B)]:
    - Is a citizen or national of the United States; - Is an immigrant lawfully admitted for permanent or temporary residence; - Has conditional permanent residence status; - Has an approved application for asylum or has entered into the United States in refugee status; - Has a valid, unexpired nonimmigrant visa; - Has a pending application for asylum; - Has a pending or approved application for temporary protected status; - Has approved deferred action status; or - Has a pending application for adjustment of status to that of an lawfully admitted immigrant for permanent residence or conditional permanent resident status.
- Prohibits individuals from knowingly assisting individuals in obtaining a driver's license in violation of Section 202 of Title II of the Federal Real ID Act of 2005, and classifies the violation as a misdemeanor [sec. 8 (a) (1)].
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (41-31) - (Key vote)

Title: Expanding Driver's License Eligibility

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires the state of California to issue driver's licenses, solely for driving purposes, to applicants that are unable to provide the evidence of lawful status requirements for federally recognized identification purposes no later than 240 days after the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security approves the state's implementation plan.

Highlights:
- Permits the issuance of driver's licenses to individuals who are unable to meet the evidence of lawful status requirements contained in the federal Real ID Act of 2005, which requires valid documentary evidence that the individual [sec. 202 (c) (2) (B)]:
    - Is a citizen or national of the United States; - Is an immigrant lawfully admitted for permanent or temporary residence; - Has conditional permanent residence status; - Has an approved application for asylum or has entered into the United States in refugee status; - Has a valid, unexpired nonimmigrant visa; - Has a pending application for asylum; - Has a pending or approved application for temporary protected status; - Has approved deferred action status; or - Has a pending application for adjustment of status to that of an lawfully admitted immigrant for permanent residence or conditional permanent resident status.
- Prohibits individuals from knowingly assisting individuals in obtaining a driver's license in violation of Section 202 of Title II of the Federal Real ID Act of 2005, and classifies the violation as a misdemeanor [sec. 8 (a) (1)].
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (24-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Expanding Driver's License Eligibility

Highlights:
- Provides drivers licenses that can be used for driving but not federal identification purposes. (Sec. 2.b). - Calls for satisfactory proof that an applicant for a driver’s license or identification card is authorized under federal law. (Sec. 5). - Establishes knowingly assisting someone whose presence is not authorized by the federal government in obtaining a driver’s license or identification card as a misdemeanor. (Sec. 7).
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Expanding Driver's License Eligibility

Sponsors

  • Gilbert A. 'Gil' Cedillo (CA - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Juan Arambula (CA - I) (Out Of Office)
  • Joe Coto (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Kevin de Leon (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mervyn M. Dymally (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Edward P. 'Ed' Hernandez (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sheila James Kuehl (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Tony Mendoza (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jenny Oropeza (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Nicole M. Parra (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gloria Romero (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lori Saldaña (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Nell Soto (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Alberto Torrico (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
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