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DRIVER'S LICENSES. COLLEGE EXPENSES. PUBLIC BENEFITS. ELIGIBILITY OF ILLEGAL ALIENS. INITIATNE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Prohibits aliens unlawfully in United States from obtaining: a driver's license or government identification card; a college fee or tuition exemption; government grant, contract, loan; a professional or commercial license; or any other public benefit not required by federal law. Authorizes any state citizen to sue to enforce prohibitions, requires State to defend initiative, and provides costs and attorney's fees to prevailing party. Makes any elected or government official who willfully violates the prohibitions personally liable for litigation costs, attorney's fees, and actual damages. Summary of estimate by Legislative Analyst and Director of Finance of fiscal impact on state and local governments: This measure could have the following major fiscal effects: Potentially major one-time costs, with annual costs in the tens of millions of dollars, to verify citizenship or immigration status of persons receiving public benefits. Program savings to the state and local governments due to reduced expenditures for certain public services. These savings could be in the low hundreds of millions of dollars annually.
Senator Richard Mountjoy (Ret.), Mike Spence, Victor Valenzuela, Mark Wyland, Jeff Evans, P.O. Box 877, Monrovia, CA 91017, (626) 357-8237
Failed to Qualify
DRIVER'S LICENSES. COLLEGE EXPENSES. PUBLIC BENEFITS. ELIGIBILITY OF ILLEGAL ALIENS. INIATIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. California Initiative 1065 (2004).