SACRAMENTO -- The Assembly approved legislation Wednesday that would make it easier for immigrants in the country illegally to obtain California driver's licenses.
The bill, authored by Assemblyman
The bill (AB 60) was approved 53 to 20, with many Republicans voting in opposition.
It now goes to the Senate. If approved and signed by Gov.
Alejo said the legislation would help immigrants qualify to safely drive on California roads without fear of fines or deportation for failing to have a license.
The Legislature has debated similar proposals for years, and many have failed to reach enactment. Brown signed one into law last year, allowing driver's licenses for some young immigrants who qualify for a federal program exempting them from deportation.