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                                 THIRD READING

          Bill No:  AB 60
          Author:   Cedillo (D), et al
          Amended:  9/13/01 in Senate
          Vote:     21
           SENATE TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE  :  10-2, 7/10/01
          AYES:  Murray, Dunn, Figueroa, Monteith, Perata, Romero,  
            Scott, Soto, Speier, Torlakson
          NOES:  Brulte, Costa
           SENATE APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE  :  7-2, 9/6/01
          AYES:  Alpert, Bowen, Burton, Escutia, McPherson, Murray,  
          NOES:  Johannessen, Johnson
           ASSEMBLY FLOOR  :  53-20, 6/7/01 -  See last page for vote
          SUBJECT  :    Vehicles:  Social Security number:  driver's  
          licenses and
                      identification cards
           SOURCE  :     Author

           DIGEST  :    This bill makes several changes regarding the  
          eligibility requirements for an original driver's license  
          or identification card, including:  (1) allow persons that  
          had submitted an application or petition for lawful  
          immigration status to apply for a driver's license or  
          identification card; (2) provide that every application for  
          a driver's license to contain the applicant's Social  
          Security number, but specify that it shall not be included  

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          on any driver's license, identification card, registration,  
          certificate of title, or any other document issued by the  
          department; (3) allow an applicant who does not possess a  
          Social Security number to submit a taxpayer identification  
          number or other approved identifier and to sign an  
          affidavit under penalty of perjury attesting that the  
          applicant does have a Social Security number; and (4)  
          delete the requirement that the department verify the  
          authenticity of documents submitted to confirm legal  
           Senate Floor Analysis of 9/13/01  clarify various provisions  
          related to applying for a driver's license by establishing  
          lawful immigration status.
           Senate Floor Analysis of 9/7/01  :  (1) provide that if  
          applicant signs under penalty of perjury that he or she  
          does not possess a Social Security number and submits a  
          taxpayer identification number, the department shall accept  
          those documents in lieu of a Social Security number.  Once  
          the applicant receives a Social Security number, that  
          information shall be provided to the department; (2)  
          provide that the department can only process applications  
          that include a Social Security number or signed affidavit;  
          and (3) delete proposed Vehicle Code Section 15201.1  
          (relating to commercial driver's licenses). 
           ANALYSIS  :    Under existing law, every form prescribed by  
          the State Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for use by an  
          applicant for the issuance or renewal by the department of  
          a driver's license or identification card is required to  
          contain a section for the applicant's Social Security  
          account number.
          This bill additionally provides for inclusion of a federal  
          taxpayer identification number.
          Existing law requires the department to require every  
          application for a driver's license to contain the  
          applicant's Social Security number and any other number or  
          identifier determined to be appropriate by the department.
          This bill revises these provisions to specify that any  
          natural person who submits an affidavit signed under  

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          penalty of perjury, he or she does not possess a Social  
          Security number, and submits a taxpayer identification  
          number, or other identifier determined appropriate by the  
          department, the submission of those documents shall be  
          acceptable to the department in lieu of a Social Security  
          number until the applicant obtains a Social Security  
          number.  The bill prohibits the department from completing  
          any application for a driver's license that does not  
          include the applicant's Social Security number or the  
          aforementioned affidavit and identifier document.
          This bill also requires the department to require every  
          natural person applicant for an original driver's license  
          or identification card, at the time of submission of the  
          application, to establish his or her lawful immigration  
          status or that the applicant's presence in the United  
          States is authorized under federal law or show, by  
          documentation, that an application or petition for lawful  
          immigration status or extension of legal presence has been  
          initiated on the applicant's behalf, or for another person  
          whereby the applicant would be a derivative beneficiary.
          This bill requires the department to issue a driver's  
          license or identification card having a duration of three  
          years to an applicant who does not have a social security  
          number or is in the process of obtaining lawful immigration  
          status from the United States Immigration and  
          Naturalization Service.
           FISCAL EFFECT  :    Appropriation:  No   Fiscal Com.:  Yes    
          Local:  Yes
                          Fiscal Impact (in thousands)
          Major Provisions     2001-02     2002-03     2003-04   Fund  
          DMV cost savings        (49)  (660)      (661) Motor  
          Social Services/   unknown, potentially  
          Child Support      dollar loss of TANF funds
          SUPPORT  :   (Verified  9/5/01)

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          City of Sacramento Police Department
          American Insurance Association
          Insurance Agents and Brokers Legislative Council
          American Agents Alliance
          Cruz Bustamante, Lieutenant Governor
          Personal Insurance Federation of California
          Latin American Agents Assn.
          California Farm Bureau Federation
          Nisei Farmers League
          Agricultural Council of California
          California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO
          United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO
          Sacramento Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO
          California State Employees Association
          International Chamber of Commerce
          California Catholic Conference
          Congress of California Seniors
          Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles
          California Immigrant Welfare Collaborative
          Children's Advocacy Institute
          Chinese for Affirmative Action
          Bay Area Gardeners Association
          Mexican American Legal Defense & Educational Fund
          Greater Los Angeles Metro Organizing Strategy
          Friends Committee on Legislation of California
          California State Council of Laborers
          California Professional Firefighters
          United Aerospace Workers Local 148
          American Civil Liberties Union
          Sierra Club California
          State Franchise Tax Board
          Three individual letters
           ARGUMENTS IN SUPPORT  :    Currently, persons who register  
          with the INS but whose immigration status has not been  
          finalized are only allowed to receive a temporary  
          three-month driver's license.  However, they are not  
          qualified to purchase auto insurance without a driver's  
          license that entitles them to drive legally for the term of  
          the policy.  Since these individuals are residing in the  
          state and allowed to remain in the state legally, they  
          should be allowed to obtain a regular drivers license so  

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          that they may acquire insurance as required by law.
           ASSEMBLY FLOOR  
          AYES:   Alquist, Aroner, Briggs, Calderon, Canciamilla,  
            Cardenas, Cardoza, Cedillo, Chan, Chavez, Chu, Cogdill,  
            Cohn, Corbett, Correa, Diaz, Dutra, Firebaugh, Florez,  
            Frommer, Goldberg, Horton, Jackson, Keeley, Kehoe,  
            Kelley, Koretz, Liu, Longville, Lowenthal, Maldonado,  
            Matthews, Migden, Nakano, Nation, Negrete McLeod,  
            Oropeza, Papan, Pavley, Reyes, Salinas, Shelley,  
            Simitian, Steinberg, Strickland, Strom-Martin, Thomson,  
            Vargas, Washington, Wesson, Wiggins, Wright, Hertzberg
          NOES:   Aanestad, Ashburn, Bates, Bogh, Bill Campbell, John  
            Campbell, Cox, Dickerson, Harman, Hollingsworth, La Suer,  
            Leonard, Leslie, Mountjoy, Rod Pacheco, Pescetti,  
            Richman, Runner, Wyland, Wyman
          RJG:kb  9/14/01   Senate Floor Analyses 
                         SUPPORT/OPPOSITION:  SEE ABOVE
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