Department of Motor Vehicles
New Commercial Licensing Requirements
Effective May 10, 2017, pursuant to federal law, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) will require all new and existing commercial driver license (CDL) applicants to provide DMV with the following:
Proof of U.S. Citizenship, Lawful Permanent Residency, or Legal Presence
CDL applicants must submit one of the following genuine documents bearing his or her true full name as proof of U.S. citizenship, lawful permanent residency, or legal presence:
Residency Documents: CDL applicants must submit acceptable proof of residency in California. Examples include, but are not limited to the following:
Please note: If you do not yet have a California driver license and you are applying for a CDL, you must present two documents as proof of residency. Existing California driver license cardholders applying for, upgrading, or renewing a CDL, are only required to present one document as proof of residency.
Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law
The Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law was created after 19-year-old Paul Lee, a Whitter student who had severe autism, was left on a bus in the heat in September 2015. He was found dead hours later. Lee could not verbally communicate and needed special care.
The Paul Lee School Bus Safety Law requires: