With the start of a new year, a number of new laws for the state of California come.
Here is a list of laws that will take effect on January 1, 2020:
- AB 317 violates the law when someone sells or offers a DMV appointment.
- With SB 957, certain used vehicles that were previously issued with a green or white clean air vehicle can be given another sign that gives them access to heavily used vehicle tracks by January 1, 2024. However, in order to qualify, the vehicle must have a new owner whose income is 80% or less than the national average income.
- The courts are no longer authorized to revoke, restrict or order the DMV, or to delay the driving license of a person convicted of prostitution, vandalism or other non-driving crimes since SB 485 was approved.
- AB 1614 extends a pilot program to assess cost-effectiveness and use alternatives to license plates and registration cards by January 1, 2021.
- Drivers in the United States' foreign service and their spouses benefit from SB 267. The bill extends the validity of their driver's license for the duration of their service and up to 30 days after they return to California.
- With AB 1810, anyone with a valid driver's license or class permission can operate a scooter. A driving license or class M2 permit is no longer required.
- Drivers who approach or pass a stopped waste vehicle must change lanes in accordance with AB 2115 and drive past at a safe distance.
- AB 544 has created a new program to grant low-emission vehicles and zero-emission transitional vehicles access to HOV lanes for around four years, regardless of vehicle occupancy. In 2020, DMV will issue orange stickers that grant access to HOV lanes until January 1, 2024.
And as a reminder: As of October 1, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security requires residents to have a federally approved document, such as a REAL ID driver's license or ID card, to board domestic flights and access to secure federal facilities and military bases to obtain.
"We urge Californians to apply for their REAL ID when they renew or at the earliest possible date, so they are fully prepared by October 1, 2020," said DMV Director Steve Gordon.
To apply for a REAL ID, California residents must complete an application and visit a DMV office with the following documents:
- Original or certified proof of identity, e.g. B. A valid passport or birth certificate
- Legal name change documents if the name on the proof of identity differs from the name on other documents
- Proof of social security number
- Two pieces of evidence of California residence, such as a utility bill, bank statement, etc.
More information about the REAL ID can be found here.