PALMDALE – The Palmdale City Library will host a free informational question and answer forum in Spanish presented by the Mexican Consulate on obtaining a driver’s license in the state of California.
The forum starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at the Chimbole Cultural Center, located at 38250 Sierra Highway in Palmdale.
Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 60, The Safe and Responsible Drivers Act, in October 2013, and the law went into effect in January 2015. Under this new law, any eligible California resident is able to apply for a driver’s license, regardless of immigration status.
An AB 60 license has a visible distinguishing feature and cannot be used for certain federal purposes, such as to enter restricted areas of federal facilities.
Nearly half a million Californians have applied for a driver’s license under AB 60 since Jan. 2, according to the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
“The interest in this program is far greater than anyone anticipated,” stated DMV Director Jean Shiomoto. “We projected receiving 500,000 applications by July 2015, but have already reached that level and are on track to continue at double the anticipated number of applications.”
For more information on The Safe and Responsible Drivers Act, visit the AB 60 information webpage at ab60.dmv.ca.gov.
For more information on the Driver’s License Q&A event this Wednesday, call the Palmdale City Library at 661-267-5600 or TDD 267-5167, or visit www.cityofpalmdale.org/library.