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SB-249 Vehicles: enhanced driver’s license.(2015-2016)

Bill Status
Hueso (S)
Vehicles: enhanced driver’s license.
An act to add Chapter 8 (commencing with Section 15400) to Division 6 of the Vehicle Code, relating to vehicles.

Type of Measure
Active Bill - In Floor Process
Majority Vote Required
Fiscal Committee
State-Mandated Local Program
Non-Tax levy
Last 5 History Actions
Date Action
04/25/16 Last day to consider Governors veto pursuant to Joint Rule 58.5.
10/09/15 In Senate. Consideration of Governor's veto pending.
10/09/15 Vetoed by the Governor.
09/17/15 Enrolled and presented to the Governor at 4:45 p.m.
09/11/15 Assembly amendments concurred in. (Ayes 38. Noes 1. Page 2770.) Ordered to engrossing and enrolling.
Governor's Veto Message
To the Members of the California State Senate:

I am returning Senate Bill 249 without my signature.

This bill authorizes the Department of Motor Vehicles to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, allowing the department to issue "enhanced" driver's licenses, provisional licenses and identification cards.

While I support the purpose of this bill to allow easier passage across certain borders within the Western Hemisphere, I believe that there are other means, such as the U.S. Passport Card, that achieve the same goal without imposing new burdens on the Department of Motor Vehicles.


Edmund G. Brown Jr.