Existing law, the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, prohibits various forms of employment and housing discrimination, including various types of discrimination because of national origin, defined to include discrimination on the basis of possessing a driver's license granted pursuant to existing law that requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue an original driver's license to a person who is unable to submit satisfactory proof that the applicant's presence in the United States is authorized under federal law, as specified. Existing law empowers the Civil Rights Department to investigate and prosecute complaints alleging unlawful practices.
This bill would make it an unlawful employment practice for an employer to include a statement in various employment materials that an applicant must have a driver's license unless the employer reasonably expects the duties of the position to require driving and the employer reasonably believes that satisfying that job function using an alternative form of transportation would not be comparable in travel time or cost to the employer, as specified.

Statutes affected:
SB1100: 82008 GOV
02/13/24 - Introduced: 82008 GOV
03/18/24 - Amended Senate: 12955 GOV, 82008 GOV
04/04/24 - Amended Senate: 12955 GOV
05/16/24 - Amended Senate: 12955 GOV
SB 1100: 82008 GOV