SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) â People living in the U.S. illegally would be able to seek a California driver’s license under a bill that passed the state Assembly.
The measure from Democratic Assemblyman Luis Alejo of Watsonville would allow those without a Social Security number to apply for a license. They must show several alternative forms of identification, including a birth certificate and proof of residency.READ MORE: Dispatch Audio Describes Chilling Details of Boys' Alleged Attack On Own Mother and Brother: 'He Wants To Turn Himself In'
Alejo says AB60 would increase safety on California roads because unlicensed drivers are nearly three times as likely to cause a crash.READ MORE: El Dorado County Wildlife Rescues Seeing Influx Of Injured Fawns
A committee analysis says there are 2 million people in California who would be eligible for a driver’s license or ID card.
Republicans opposed the bill, saying it could jeopardize other uses for the IDs. The Assembly approved the bill 53-20 Wednesday, sending it to the Senate.MORE NEWS: 4 People Taken To Hospital After 5-Car Crash On Highway 99 Near Galt
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