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.