BILL NUMBER: AB 808 CHAPTERED BILL TEXT CHAPTER 748 FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE OCTOBER 14, 2007 APPROVED BY GOVERNOR OCTOBER 14, 2007 PASSED THE SENATE SEPTEMBER 5, 2007 PASSED THE ASSEMBLY SEPTEMBER 7, 2007 AMENDED IN SENATE JULY 10, 2007 AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY JUNE 1, 2007 AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY APRIL 11, 2007 INTRODUCED BY Assembly Members Parra and Spitzer (Coauthors: Assembly Members Benoit, Garrick, and Sharon?Runner) FEBRUARY 22, 2007 An act to add Section 13385 to the Vehicle Code, relating to vehicles. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST AB 808, Parra. Vehicles: licensure application or renewal: required declaration. Existing law requires that as a condition of obtaining or renewing a driver's license the applicant sign certain declarations contained in the application. This bill, the Steve Ambriz Act, would require, on or after July 1, 2008, as a condition of obtaining or renewing a driver's license, the applicant sign a declaration regarding driving under the influence, and the potential charges that could result from killing a person as a result of driving under the influence. The bill would require the declaration to be printed in the same language as the driver's license application or renewal notice. THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: SECTION 1. This section shall be known and may be cited as the Steve Ambriz Act. SEC. 2. Section 13385 is added to the Vehicle Code, to read: 13385. (a) On or after July 1, 2008, all application forms for driver's licenses or driver's license renewal notices shall include a requirement that the applicant sign the following declaration as a condition of licensure: "I am hereby advised that being under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or both, impairs the ability to safely operate a motor vehicle. Therefore, it is extremely dangerous to human life to drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or both. If I drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or both, and as a result, a person is killed, I can be charged with murder." (b) On all application forms for driver's licenses or driver's license renewal notices printed by the department, in English or a language other than English, the department shall include the declaration in the same language as the application or renewal notice. (c) The department is not, incident to this section, required to maintain, copy, or store any information other than that to be incorporated into the standard application form.