Over 17,000 people applied for California Drivers Licenses on January 2, the first day AB 60 went into effect. AB 60 allows California residents to be eligible for a drivers license if they can prove identity, state residency, and meet testing requirements. The law allows illegal immigrants to receive a drivers license.
How does that look in Nevada County? The Grass Valley DMV office is the only regional office in Western Nevada County and DMV Spokesperson Jessica Gonzales says the DMV doesn’t have the total number of AB 60 applicants in the county but she did share information on how many had appointments.
Gonzales couldn’t provide details more specific data for the Grass Valley office but she says the numbers reflect the size of the community.
Gonzales did share that statewide passage rates increased Friday and she gives credit to AB 60 applicants.
Gonzales speculates that the pass rates went up because most AB 60 applicants made appointments at regional offices like Grass Valley.
Specific data for each regional office will be available at a later date. Due to the overwhelmingly high volume of applicants statewide, it is taking time for the DMV to process and break out area specific information. According to DMV data, 46,200 AB 60 applicants were processed in the first 3 days.