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Posted: 11/24/2003 6:00:21 PM EDT
As reported by CA state senator Tom McClintock on KFI AM640 news, the state senate voted 33-0 with 7 abstensions to repeal SB60, the Illegal Alien Drivers License bill slated to take effect Jan 2, 2004. The state assembly will take up the matter next and is also expected to vote for its repeal.

CW
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 6:08:12 PM EDT
At last. Reason from the Golden State.
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 6:14:34 PM EDT
Has sanity returned to the CA legislature? OR Did the Governator threaten to . . .
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 6:17:16 PM EDT
[shock] Perhaps there is hope after all for the state and the country. As goes Califrnian, so goes the rest of the country. So I've heard.
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 6:18:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By WX: At last. Reason from the Golden State.
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[size=3][b]Hasta la vista, baby.[/b][/size=3] [img]http://www.lysator.liu.se/~hakgu/t2pics/t2-hasta.gif[/img]
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 6:21:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By ProfGAB101: Has sanity returned to the CA legislature? OR Did the Governator threaten to . . .
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Word has it that the Demo's didn't want the repeal put on the March ballot becuse it would threaten re-election in some seats. Rumor has it that the Governator would consider a total package bill (background checks, insurance, etc.) in the future as a sop to the ranking Demo senator. CW
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 9:06:12 PM EDT
Here is an article from the Sacramento Bee. The nightmare for the Dems are coming true. ========================================================= [url]http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/v-print/story/7842839p-8783331c.html[url] Law allowing undocumented immigrants to gain driver's licenses in peril - (Published November 24, 2003) Slightly more than five weeks before it was to take effect, the law allowing undocumented immigrants the chance to get a driver’s license faces imminent repeal, as the Senate voted Monday 33-0 to kill it. At least 17 senators who voted for the bill in September voted Monday to repeal it, while six others abstained from voting. The Assembly is also expected to rush to similar action, beginning with a transportation committee meeting at noon Tuesday. The sudden collapse of the law’s prospects highlighted the pressure of voter opposition, a threatened initiative to repeal it in March and the clout of Gov. Schwarzenegger, who called the Legislature into special session to overturn the law within hours of his taking office last week. Schwarzenegger, who campaigned against the law passed in September and signed by former Gov. Gray Davis, wants a compromise version that includes more safeguards and background checks on applicants. Schwarzenegger has criticized the way the law was passed and said he wants a new law that ties the licenses to insurance and background checks. The law’s author, Sen. Gil Cedillo, D-Los Angeles, urged his colleagues to repeal it in the face of widespread public opposition. Though Cedillo stood by his long fight to let 2 million residents living illegally in California get licenses without providing Social Security numbers, he pledged to work with new Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger next year to find middle ground. [b]“This is not easy,” a shaken Cedillo told his colleagues before the vote to overturn the law before it takes effect Jan. 1. Only weeks earlier as Schwarzenegger had included a repeal of the law among the objectives of his first 100 days, Cedillo had vowed it would not happen.[/b] “I ask because I have had some time with the governor,” he said on the Senate floor Monday, asking for a two-thirds majority to repeal the law and start over. “I believe him. I trust him. I believe he has articulated a matter in which we can resolve concerns of mutual interest.” Monday’s votes were the third time in 14 months the issue has occupied center stage in the Capitol, revealing California’s deep political divides over illegal immigration from Mexico and Central America, especially in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Immigrant rights supporters, labor unions and Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton testified Monday before the Senate Transportation Committee that driver’s licenses will spur more motorists to take the state driving test and become insured. But opponents called it a reward for lawbreakers and a possible tool for terrorists to infiltrate the United States. Nationwide, 37 states require driver’s license applicants to prove they are legal residents. The law would have allowed illegal residents to use a taxpayer identification number to apply for a license instead of the Social Security number used by most people. That was the practice in California until 1994 and is still followed in six states, including Kansas, Kentucky, Utah and West Virginia. Last year, Davis vetoed a similar bill, angering Hispanic political leaders. In September, however, he signed the version now being repealed as he was unsuccessfully trying to fight off the attempt to recall him. That led to charges he was pandering for Hispanic votes to save his job. Among the 37 states that require driver’s license applicants to prove they are legal U.S. residents are Arizona, Colorado, Texas, New York, Florida, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Virginia, according to the Los Angeles-based National Immigration Law Center. Thirteen states require no proof of lawful presence in the United States for a driver’s license, including most of California’s western neighbors: Hawaii, Oregon, Washington and Utah. Democratic senators who voted for the bill earlier this year and voted to repeal it Monday included Dede Alpert of San Diego, John Burton of San Francisco, Cedillo, Wesley Chesbro of Arcata, Denise Ducheny of San Diego, Joseph Dunn of Garden Grove, Martha Escutia of Norwalk, Sheila Kuehl of Santa Monica, Michael Machado of Linden, Kevin Murray of Los Angeles, Don Perata of Oakland, Jack Scott of Altadena, Byron Sher of Stanford, Jackie Speier of Daly City, Tom Torlakson of Martinez, John Vasconcellos of Santa Clara and Edward Vincent of Inglewood. Among Democratic supporters earlier this year who did not vote Monday: Richard Alarcon of Van Nuys, Liz Figueroa of Sunol, Dean Florez of Shafter, Deborah Ortiz of Sacramento, Gloria Romero of Los Angeles and Nell Soto of Pomona. -- Associated Press
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 9:10:26 PM EDT
What's it gonna cost?
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 9:45:22 PM EDT
Cedillo?? Do you mean they actually passed this shit to begin with? Shit brothers, that state is loster than most.... Bail bros..... But whatsoever ye do??...... GET OUT OF THE CITIES!!! [DEVIL]!!
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 10:12:04 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 10:24:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DVDTracker: If it was repealed with such overwhelming support, how the hell did it passed into law to begin with?
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The Demodweebs tried to pass this bill two other times and Gray-be-gone Davis vetoed it. Only when he knew his ass was in a sling did he sign it for the third go-around, about 1 month prior to being booted. The fact that he got the boot, that the Governator has threatened to put the repeal on the March ballot and a huge petition campaign has the Demoweenies wondering if they are next. CW
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 10:46:11 PM EDT
The recall of Gray(out) Davis was a wake up call for the Calif Dems, only a few months ago, they spoke with a bit of swagger saying that we can pass just about any law we want, we don't need the Republicans anymore. The successful recall of Gray Davis pretty much shook the Dem leadership to the core, even with the L.A. Times was on the Dems side, the Dems lost out big time. The one thing that really struck fear in the Dems heart is the huge lost of homeboy Cruz Bustamante. He didn't garner anywhere near the votes even of his worst predictions. This could be potentially a political career ender for Bustamante.
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 10:54:44 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/24/2003 10:55:30 PM EDT by 1911Shootist]
"...the state senate voted 33-0 with 7 abstensions to repeal SB60." The same group passed the law by a majority vote to begin with. Clearly, the CA legislature is out of control and can't be trusted to vote responsibly. They are in dire need of psycho-active drug theraphy and some form of mental rehab. What a bunch of boobs. [rolleyes]
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 11:25:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By liberty86: Do you mean they actually passed this shit to begin with? Shit brothers, that state is loster than most....
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Your state has been giving drivers licenses to illegals for many years.
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 11:48:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/24/2003 11:52:32 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AR15fan:
Originally Posted By liberty86: Do you mean they actually passed this shit to begin with? Shit brothers, that state is loster than most....
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Your state has been giving drivers licenses to illegals for many years.
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I can vouch for that!
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 12:01:16 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Cold_Warrior:
Originally Posted By DVDTracker: If it was repealed with such overwhelming support, how the hell did it passed into law to begin with?
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The Demodweebs tried to pass this bill two other times and Gray-be-gone Davis vetoed it. Only when he knew his ass was in a sling did he sign it for the third go-around, about 1 month prior to being booted. The fact that he got the boot, that the Governator has threatened to put the repeal on the March ballot and a huge petition campaign has the Demoweenies wondering if they are next. CW
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They ARE next, thus the FEAR (33-0 vote). And Yup - the CA Assembly and Senate both passed this bill three years in a row, and when Davis was desperate for votes he signed it just prior to the Recall vote, in hopes for more Liberal support - and I expect, the hopes that he could garner illicit votes. It's the trump card that Gov Schwarzeneggar can play again and again - 'you Dem idiots in Sacramento obstruct things, I'll hang you out to dry and take it directly to the Voters.
Link Posted: 11/25/2003 7:25:55 AM EDT
Um, why not allow the drivers licenses and then when they show up to get one, nab 'em and send 'em back where they came from? Might work for awhile.
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