Capitol Alert: Legislature may drop licenses for undocumented immigrants

lrosen@sacbee.comSeptember 11, 2013 

An effort to allow undocumented immigrants to receive driver licenses in California appears to be on hold for this year.

Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Watsonville, wrote Assembly Bill 60 to allow Californians to apply for drivers licenses regardless of their immigration status.

Wednesday morning, Alejo went to the Senate chambers and huddled with several members of the Latino caucus.

Sen. Norma Torres, D-Pomona, said he told them he is holding AB 60 for this year.

Alejo said he has not made a final decision yet on whether to hold the bill but would only delay it for a few months if he does.

"It's in the best shape it's ever been so whether it moves this year or we hold it and it comes in January, we're talking about a very short period of time," he said.

Bee reporter Jeremy B. White contributed to this report.

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