New DMV locations are currently being set up throughout California to accommodate the increase in driver’s license applications due to AB 60. Fresno is amongst one of the cities which will have a new DMV building to accomodate such increase. The new DMV office will replace the current existing DMV office on Olive and Weber Avenue and will be triple the size of the Olive office.
AB 60 was signed into law by California Governor Jerry Brown last year. AB 60 would provide undocumented immigrants the opportunity to apply for a driver’s license in California. This law will be effective January 1, 2015.
The DMV Chief Deputy Director Jean Shiomoto commented in a press release that “This law will improve public safety for all Californians by helping ensure that undocumented persons pass a written and driving test and obtain proof of insurance and license before driving their vehicles in California. Thanks to AB 60, we believe more drivers will be safer on California roads.”
DMV expects to receive about 1.4 million more applications for licenses over the next three years beginning in 2015 when the AB 60 law takes effect.
Governor Brown has proposed a state budget of $64.7 million to the DMV which will include hiring approximately 900 more employees statewide and for expansion of facilities.