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CHP: AB 60 will not affect daily law enforcement operations

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ARCATA- One of the new laws to go into effect in California for 2015 is Assembly Bill 60, which permits the California DMV to issue driver’s licenses to undocumented residents.  Officials with the California Highway Patrol say it will not effect law enforcement procedures.

AB 60 became law on January 2nd.  It allows undocumented California residents to obtain a driver’s license if they provide proof of California residency, proof of identity from California or another country, and meet the standard driving criteria.  Officials with the California Highway Patrol say they do not expect changes to the agency’s day-to-day operations with the new law.

"It's really not going to affect how we do business out there.  We just want to make sure that anyone we pull over, as we always have, has proper documentation in their possession that they can legally drive on California roadways," said Officer Matt Harvey with the California Highway Patrol.