Friday, September 13, 2013

Immigrant Drivers License Bill Wins Last-Minute Approval

California is poised to join ten other states in allowing undocumented immigrants to apply for drivers licenses. The State Senate and Assembly passed AB 60, the “Safe and Responsible Driver Act”, on the final day of session, just one day after the bill’s author had announced he would hold back the bill until next year. A flurry of community support and a final round of amendments led to the bill being revived by Latino Democrats in the Senate. Christopher Martinez reports.