Bill Text: CA AB60 | 2013-2014 | Regular Session | Introduced

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Bill Title: Driver's licenses: eligibility: required documentation.

Status: (Passed) 2013-10-03 - Chaptered by Secretary of State - Chapter 524, Statutes of 2013. [AB60 Detail]

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BILL NUMBER: AB 60	INTRODUCED
	BILL TEXT


INTRODUCED BY   Assembly Member Alejo
   (Coauthor: Assembly Member Williams)

                        JANUARY 7, 2013

   An act to amend Sections 1653.5, 12800, 12801, and 13002 of, and
to repeal Sections 12801.5, 12801.6, and 12801.8 of the Vehicle Code,
relating to drivers' licenses.


	LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


   AB 60, as introduced, Alejo. Drivers' licenses: eligibility:
required documentation.
   (1) Existing law requires the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
to require an applicant for an original driver's license or
identification card to submit satisfactory proof that the applicant's
presence in the United States is authorized under federal law.
Existing law prohibits the department from issuing an original driver'
s license or identification card to a person who does not submit
satisfactory proof that his or her presence in the United States is
authorized under federal law.
   Existing law also requires the DMV to adopt regulations to carry
out the purposes of this prohibition and requires the DMV to submit a
supplemental budget report to the Governor and the Legislature
detailing the costs of verifying the citizenship or legal residency
of applicants for driver's licenses and identification cards, in
order for the state to request reimbursement from the federal
government. Existing law prohibits a peace officer from detaining or
arresting a person solely on the belief that the person is an
unlicensed driver, unless the officer has reasonable cause to believe
the person driving is under 16 years of age.
   Existing law provides that in the case of a legal, nonimmigrant
driver's license applicant, the DMV is required to issue a temporary
license if the applicant successfully completes the application and
related requirements, including proof that the person is authorized
under federal law to be in the United States, for issuance of a
driver's license. The term of the driver's license is to coincide
with dates for which the person is authorized to be in the United
States.
   This bill would repeal these provisions and related provisions,
and make technical, conforming changes to other related provisions.
   (2) Existing law requires each form prescribed by the DMV for use
by an applicant for the issuance or renewal of a driver's license or
identification card to contain a section for the applicant's social
security number. Existing law prohibits the inclusion of an applicant'
s social security number on a driver's license, identification card,
registration, certificate of title, or other document issued by the
DMV or the display of an applicant's social security number on the
driver's license.
   This bill would additionally provide that the section of the form
for the applicant's social security number may also be used for an
applicant's individual taxpayer identification number, or other
number associated with the identity document that the DMV finds
clearly establishes the identity of the applicant. The bill would
additionally prohibit the inclusion or the displaying of the
applicant's individual taxpayer identification number or other number
associated with the identity document.
   Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: yes.
State-mandated local program: no.


THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  SECTION 1.  The Legislature finds and declares all of the
following:
   (a) According to a report by the AAA Foundation for Traffic
Safety, car crashes rank among the leading causes of death in the
United States.
   (b) Previous studies done by the foundation have found that
approximately one in five fatal crashes in the United States involve
an unlicensed or invalidly licensed driver.
   (c) The California Department of Motor Vehicles, Licensing
Operations Division, Research and Development Branch has stated that
unlicensed driving is a major California safety problem.
   (d) In a report titled, "Estimating the Exposure and Fatal Crash
Rates of Suspended/Revoked and Unlicensed Drivers in California"
published in Accident Analysis and Prevention, 29(1), the Department
of Motor Vehicles estimates that 12 percent of the drivers on the
road do not have a valid driver's licenses.
   (e) In the State of California, there are potentially one million
drivers who are unlicensed and uninsured.
   (f) It is our responsibility to ensure that all California drivers
are properly trained, tested, and insured in order to make our roads
safer.
  SEC. 2.  Section 1653.5 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:
   1653.5.  (a) Every form prescribed by the department for use by an
applicant for the issuance or renewal by the department of a driver'
s license or identification card pursuant to Division 6 (commencing
with Section 12500) shall contain a section for the applicant's
social security account number  , federal individual taxpayer
identification number, or a number associated with any document that
the department finds clearly establishes the identity of the
applicant  .
   (b) Every form prescribed by the department for use by an
applicant for the issuance, renewal, or transfer of the registration
or certificate of title to a vehicle shall contain a section for the
applicant's driver's license or identification card number.
   (c) A person who submits to the department a form that, pursuant
to subdivision (a), contains a section for the applicant's social
security account number,  federal individual taxpayer
identification number, a number associated with any document that the
department finds clearly establishes the identity of the applicant,
 or pursuant to subdivision (b), the applicant's driver's
license or identification card number, if any, shall furnish the
appropriate number in the space provided.
   (d) The department shall not complete an application that does not
include the applicant's social security account number  , 
 federal individual taxpayer identification number, a number
associated with any document that the department finds clearly
establishes the identity of the applicant,  or driver's license
or identification card number as required under subdivision (c).
   (e) An applicant's social security account number  , federal
individual taxpayer identification number, or a number associated
with any document that the department finds clearly establishes the
identity of the applicant  shall not be included by the
department on a driver's license, identification card, registration,
certificate of title, or any other document issued by the department.

   (f) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, information
regarding an applicant's social security account number,  federal
indivi   dual taxpayer identification number, or a number
associated with any document that the department finds clearly
establishes the identity of the applicant  obtained by the
department pursuant to this section  or Section 12800 or 12801
 , is not a public record and may not be disclosed by the
department except for any of the following purposes:
   (1) Responding to a request for information from an agency
operating pursuant to, and carrying out the provisions of, Part A
(Aid to Families with Dependent Children), or Part D (Child Support
and Establishment of Paternity), of Subchapter IV of Chapter 7 of
Title 42 of the United States Code.
   (2) Implementation of Section 12419.10 of the Government Code.
   (3) Responding to information requests from the Franchise Tax
Board for the purpose of tax administration.
  SEC. 3.  Section 12800 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:
   12800.  Every application for an original or a renewal of a driver'
s license shall contain all of the following information:
   (a) The applicant's true full name, age, sex, mailing address,
residence address, and social security account number  , federal
individual taxpayer identification number, or a number associated
with any document that the department finds clearly establishes the
identity of the applicant  .
   (b) A brief description of the applicant for the purpose of
identification.
   (c) A legible print of the thumb or finger of the applicant.
   (d) The type of motor vehicle or combination of vehicles the
applicant desires to operate.
   (e) Whether the applicant has ever previously been licensed as a
driver and, if so, when and in what state or country and whether or
not the license has been suspended or revoked and, if so, the date of
and reason for the suspension or revocation.
   (f) Whether the applicant has ever previously been refused a
driver's license in this state and, if so, the date of and the reason
for the refusal.
   (g) Whether the applicant, within the last three years, has
experienced, on one or more occasions, either a lapse of
consciousness or an episode of marked confusion caused by a condition
that may bring about recurrent lapses, or whether the applicant has
a disease, disorder, or disability that affects his or her ability to
exercise reasonable and ordinary control in operating a motor
vehicle upon a highway.
   (h) Whether the applicant understands traffic signs and signals.
   (i) Whether the applicant has ever previously been issued an
identification card by the department.
   (j) Any other information that is necessary to enable the
department to determine whether the applicant is entitled to a
license under this code.
  SEC. 4.  Section 12801 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:
   12801.  (a) Notwithstanding any other law, the department shall
require an application for a driver's license to contain the
applicant's social security account number  and 
 , federal individual taxpayer identification number, or 
any other number or identifier determined to be appropriate by the
department. 
   (b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), an applicant who provides
satisfactory proof that his or her presence in the United States is
authorized under federal law, but who is not eligible for a social
security account number, is eligible to receive an original driver's
license if he or she meets all other qualifications for licensure.
 
   (c) 
    (b)  Notwithstanding any other law, the social security
account number  , federal individual taxpayer identification
number, or a number associated with any document that the department
finds clearly establishes the identity of the applicant 
collected on a driver's license application shall not be displayed on
the driver's license including, but not limited to, inclusion on a
magnetic tape or strip used to store data on the license.
  SEC. 5.  Section 12801.5 of the Vehicle Code is repealed. 
   12801.5.  (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the
department shall require an applicant for an original driver's
license or identification card to submit satisfactory proof that the
applicant's presence in the United States is authorized under federal
law.
   (b) The department shall not issue an original driver's license or
identification card to a person who does not submit satisfactory
proof that the applicant's presence in the United States is
authorized under federal law.
   (c) The department shall adopt regulations to carry out the
purposes of this section, including procedures for, but not limited
to, (1) verifying that the applicant's presence in the United States
is authorized under federal law, (2) issuance of a temporary license
pending verification of the applicant's status, and (3) appeal
hearings from a denial of a license, temporary license, or
identification card.
   (d) On January 10 of each year, the department shall submit a
supplemental budget report to the Governor and the Legislature
detailing the costs of verifying the citizenship or legal residency
of applicants for driver's licenses and identification cards, in
order for the state to request reimbursement from the federal
government.
   (e) Notwithstanding Section 40300 or any other provision of law, a
peace officer may not detain or arrest a person solely on the belief
that the person is an unlicensed driver, unless the officer has
reasonable cause to believe the person driving is under the age of 16
years.
   (f) The inability to obtain a driver's license pursuant to this
section does not abrogate or diminish in any respect the legal
requirement of every driver in this state to obey the motor vehicle
laws of this state, including laws with respect to licensing, motor
vehicle registration, and financial responsibility. 
  SEC. 6.  Section 12801.6 of the Vehicle Code is repealed. 
   12801.6.  (a) Any federal document demonstrating favorable action
by the federal government for acceptance of a person into the
deferred action for childhood arrivals program shall satisfy the
requirements of Section 12801.5.
   (b) The department may issue an original driver's license to the
person who submits proof of presence in the United States as
authorized under federal law pursuant to subdivision (a) and either a
social security account number or ineligibility for a social
security account number. 
  SEC. 7.  Section 12801.8 of the Vehicle Code is repealed. 
   12801.8.  (a) In the case of a legal, nonimmigrant driver's
license applicant, the department shall issue a temporary driver's
license, valid for 90 days, if the applicant has successfully
completed the application and the related requirements for the
issuance of a driver's license under this code, including subdivision
(a) of Section 12805. If the United States Immigration and
Naturalization Service is unable to verify the applicant's presence
before the temporary driver's license expires, the department shall,
at least 15 days before the temporary driver's license expires,
extend the temporary driver's license for an additional 120 days and
notify the applicant by mail that the temporary driver's license is
being extended.
   (b) If the department adjusts the expiration date of any driver's
license issued pursuant to this code so that the date does not exceed
the expiration date of a federal document submitted pursuant to
subdivision (a) of Section 12801.5, the applicant may, upon receipt
of a notice of renewal of the driver's license by the department sent
prior to the expiration of the license, request an extension of the
term of the driver's license by submitting to the department
satisfactory proof that the applicant's presence in the United States
has been reauthorized or extended under federal law. After verifying
that the applicant's presence in the United States has been
reauthorized or extended by federal law, the department shall adjust
the expiration date of the driver's license so that it does not
exceed the expiration date of the revised federal document submitted
pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 12801.5 and complies with the
related requirements of this code.
   (c) On or before July 1, 1997, the department shall establish a
procedure for receiving mailed requests for the extension of driver's
licenses as described in this section. 
  SEC. 8.  Section 13002 of the Vehicle Code is amended to read:
   13002.  (a) Except as otherwise provided in subdivision (b), every
identification card shall expire, unless canceled earlier, on the
sixth birthday of the applicant following the date of application for
the identification card. Renewal of any identification card, other
than a senior citizen identification card, shall be made for a term
which shall expire on the sixth birthday of the applicant following
expiration of the identification card renewed, unless surrendered
earlier. Any application for renewal received after 90 days after
expiration of the identification card, including a senior citizen
identification card, shall be considered the same as an application
for an original identification card. The department shall, at the end
of six years and six months after the issuance or renewal of an
identification card, other than a senior citizen identification card,
destroy any record of the card if it has expired and has not been
renewed.
   (b) Every senior citizen identification card issued pursuant to
subdivision (b) of Section 13000 shall expire, unless canceled
earlier, on the 10th birthday of the applicant following the date of
application for the identification card. Renewal of any senior
citizen identification card shall be made for a term which shall
expire on the 10th birthday of the applicant following expiration of
the senior citizen identification card renewed, unless surrendered
earlier. The department shall, at the end of 10 years and six months
after the issuance or renewal of a senior citizen identification
card, destroy any record of the card if it has expired and has not
been renewed.
   (c) An identification card may be issued to a person in exchange
for the person's driver's license which is surrendered to the
department for either of the following reasons:
   (1) The person has a physical or mental condition and requests
cancellation of the driver's license.
   (2) The department has revoked the person's driving privilege
based on the person's physical or mental condition.
   That card shall be issued without the payment of any additional
fee. 
   (d) Notwithstanding subdivisions (a) and (b), the department may
adjust the expiration date of any identification card issued pursuant
to this code so that the date does not exceed the expiration date of
a document submitted pursuant to subdivision (a) of Section 12801.5.

        
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