August 25, 2015
SB 249 allows the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue enhanced driver’s licenses, which can be used at border crossings to prove both identity and citizenship.
The Chamber is a key sponsor of SB 249 (Hueso) and has advocated for the bill through letter-writing campaigns and testifying on its behalf in Sacramento. The bill received nearly-unanimous approval in the Senate and is currently being considered in the Assembly.
On Friday, October 9, Governor Brown vetoed Senate Bill 249, legislation that would have authorized the California DMVs to create an enhanced driver’s license program. The Chamber has strongly supported SB 249, as enhanced licenses are equipped with RFID technology which would help reduce processing time, increasing the speed and efficiency of cross-border travel.