CA Latino Legislative Caucus celebrates more than 600,000 driver licenses issued under AB 60 in 2015

January 06, 2016

SACRAMENTO – Assemblymember Luis Alejo (D-Salinas), Chairman of the California Latino Legislative Caucus and author of Assembly Bill 60, issued the following statement today in response to the DMV announcement that more than 605,000 licenses were issued to undocumented Californians under AB 60 in the first year of the historic legislation’s implementation. Alejo authored AB 60 in 2013.

“The announcement today that more than 605,000 Californians who previously were denied driver licenses are now licensed is fantastic news for all of California. It means that 605,000 more drivers on the road are properly tested and permitted.

Six hundred and five thousand licenses under AB 60 in the first year exceeds the expectations projected by the DMV when the bill was passed by the Legislature. The legislation has been a bigger success than we imagined it would be.

The hardworking recipients of AB 60 licenses make tremendous contributions to our society and economy and now the state has returned the favor by allowing them to drive safely to work, take their children to school, and further their contributions to California without fear.

After one year, hundreds of thousands of California residents who were previously unable to are renting vehicles and buying cars and insurance policies. At the same time, AB 60 continues to make our roads safer by ensuring all drivers have undergone the training to operate their vehicles safely. Increased roadway safety is a huge benefit for all drivers. With the implementation of AB 60, the DMV also reports a record number of Californians have signed up to be organ donors.

AB 60 has been a win-win for all Californians.”


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