Assemblymember Chávez Bill Passes Committee
Assemblymember Rocky Chávez (R-Oceanside) announced today that Assembly Bill 2201 passed out of the Assembly Transportation Committee. AB 2201 will automatically sign young men to the Selective Service System (SSS) when applying for a new or renewed driver’s license.
The Selective Service Act mandates that men ages 18 to 25 register with the federal Selective Service System. Failure to enroll can mean fines, imprisonment and loss of benefits.
The California Department of Motor Vehicles already collects and forwards new and renewed driver’s license information to the SSS, who then mails out a registration card that must be filled out and returned. A recent report indicates that 42 percent of 18 year old men in California have not registered with SSS. AB 2201 will streamline this process.
“This measure will help prevent young men in California from losing access to important benefits such as Federal student loans and grants, and can even prevent a person from gaining citizenship,” Chávez said. “AB 2201 protects California’s young men. I am happy to see the measure move forward.”