On July 2, I testified in opposition to AB 60, the ‘Safe and Responsible Driver’s Act’. This bill will allow illegal aliens to apply for drivers licenses. Like so many bills whether Federal or State the authors believe that the name is all of the evidence they need to present to support their premise. We all want safe and responsible drivers but this bill does just the opposite. Just saying it does not make it happen. In the interest in public safety I would support this bill if it did make the roads safer. Unfortunately, the evidence all points the other way.
The bill passed the Senate Transportation Committee on July 2 and now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee and if it passes there (it will) it goes to the governor. Even if Brown were to veto the bill (which I doubt he will) the legislature could override his veto.
The first link below is my letter sent to the senators on the transportation committee outlining the evidence why this bill will not make for safer roads.
The second link lists the flaws in the bill over and above the licensing provision.