Gil Cedillo's driver's licenses for illegal aliens passes. Urge Arnold to veto it!

Unfortunately, it appears that CA state Sen. Gil Cedillo's bill to give driver's licenses to illegal aliens has passed the Assembly, and will now go to Arnold Schwarzenegger. This is the original bill, SB-60, and the voting breakdown is here.

Note that that vote took place on Friday, Sep. 2 in the morning. Despite that, the Sep. 6 AP article "Lawmakers face crowded agendas in final week of session" says the vote is yet to occur. However, I believe that this latest vote means that this bill's next stop is the governor.

Please contact Arnold and urge him to veto this bill. His phone is 916-445-2841 and the FAX is 916-445-4633. You can send an email here.

In related news, see the Sep. 2 article "DMV said to need OK to act on fed driver-license rules":
The Legislature's top lawyer says the Department of Motor Vehicles must secure permission and funding from state lawmakers before implementing programs to comply with identification standards for driver licenses ordered by Congress.

Legislative Counsel Diane Boyer-Vine's opinion could give more clout to Democrats pushing to provide a distinguishable "driving only" certificate to those applicants who cannot prove they are in the United States legally, said Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles...

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has vowed to veto any legislation passed before the Bush administration releases nationwide guidelines, such as requiring a birth certificate or passport, as part of the Real ID Act.

Cedillo acknowledged that the legislative counsel's opinions are routinely greeted with skepticism because she works for the majority Democrats.

"(Congress) told us to do this," he said. "The lawyer simply says (that) to do it legally and orderly, you must have legislation."
In other Cedillo news:
...Other Democrats on the committee were even more hostile to [eminent domain] reform. Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, questioned whether this was a real problem, and added, according to published reports, "Too often we legislate by hysteria." Well, the senator, who has used overheated rhetoric to promote driver's licenses for illegal immigrants and other fringe legislation, certainly knows what he's talking about there...