Statement by Latino Caucus Regarding DMV’s Release of Draft Regulations for AB 60 Implementation

May 09, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Today, California Latino Legislative Caucus Chair Senator Ricardo Lara (D-Huntington Park/Long Beach) and Vice Chair, Assembly Member Luis Alejo (D-Salinas) released the following statement in response to the posting by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) of draft regulations for AB 60 implementation:

“The Latino Caucus commends the DMV and the Governor for working diligently and promptly to release draft regulations for AB 60 implementation. This preliminary set of guidelines reflect substantial input from legislators, community organizations, and law enforcement and demonstrates the DMV’s good faith efforts to work collaboratively with all stakeholders. Substantively, the proposal provides AB60 applicants with various means to establish identity for eligibility which is critical when considering the large and diverse applicant pool.”

“We look forward to continued engagement and conversations with the DMV over the next forty five day comment period to ensure that Californians continue to have an opportunity to provide feedback, ask questions and voice concerns.”

“While we are pleased with the DMV’s implementation efforts to date, the Latino Caucus remains concerned with the Department of Homeland Security’s recent determination that initial design elements for the new driver’s licenses are not satisfactory.  We must ensure that any approved design for these cards does not further place an already vulnerable population at heightened risk of discrimination.”

The deadline for public comment on the draft regulations is June 23, 2014. Comments concerning the proposed regulations may be directed to one of the following:

Department of Motor Vehicles
Legal Affairs Division
P.O. Box 932382, MS C-244
Sacramento, CA 94232-3820

Fax: (916) 657-1204


CONTACT: Jesse Melgar (916) 651-4033/