DMV Announces Upcoming Public Hearings on AB 60

Los Angeles, California - The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) announced it will hold two public hearings, one in Southern California and one in Northern California, to receive public comments on the proposed regulations related to the implementation of AB 60, the state law that directs DMV to issue driver licenses to undocumented California residents.

The public hearings will be held, as follows:

Tuesday, June 24, 2014   Thursday, June 26, 2014
10:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.   10:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Junipero Serra Building   Caltrans District 4
Carmel Room   Auditorium
320 W. Fourth Street   111 Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA   Oakland, CA

"With these hearings DMV is taking another step towards making the roads safer for all Californians by identifying the documents that will be accepted as proof of identity and residency by those who will benefit from AB 60 and will obtain a California driver license," said DMV Director Jean Shiomoto.

Assembly Bill AB 60 (Chapter 524: Statutes of 2013) requires the department to issue an original driver license to an applicant who is unable to submit satisfactory proof of legal presence in the United States. Driver license applicants under AB 60 must meet all other qualifications for licensure and must provide satisfactory proof of identity and California residency.

AB 60 also requires the department to develop regulations and consult with interested parties in an effort to assist the department in identifying documents that will be acceptable for the purposes of providing documentation to establish identity and residency.

On May 9, 2014, the first proposed set of regulations for AB 60 was published by the Office of Administrative Law (OAL). The publishing of the regulations started a 45-day public comment period, which will end on Monday, June 23, 2014. The proposed regulations and current examples of accepted documents are available in several languages in the DMV web page at http://apps.dmv.ca.gov/ab60/index.html.

The two upcoming public hearings will provide another opportunity to comment on the proposed regulations. Anyone interested in providing a comment will be asked to register and wait for his/her name to be called.

A live webcast of the hearings will be available. For a direct link, please visit the DMV web page at http://apps.dmv.ca.gov/ab60 during the hearings.

After the two public hearings, consideration of the public comment and any necessary revisions, DMV will deliver final regulations to OAL for review and approval. AB 60 requires the DMV to begin issuing licenses to undocumented applicants, no later than January 1, 2015.

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