This legislation failed several previous times, and the one time it became a law, voters recalled Governor Gray Davis for signing it. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger then repealed it. Now, it's back again - and this time, it's not just supported by Democrats. Here's Republican Senator Anthony Cannella, who represents large parts of the Central and Salinas Valleys - areas with many undocumented immigrants.
Cannella: "It's better if they're
trained, if they show they're proficient, that they can operate a
vehicle and that they have insurance. I think it's a public
safety issue. And I think everybody will be better served if
we have trained drivers on the road."
This year's bill by Democratic Assemblyman Luis Alejo wouldn't apply to all undocumented immigrants - just those who pay taxes. They'd have to pass driving tests and obtain insurance as well.