AB 1096

  • California Assembly Bill
  • 2021-2022 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Assembly
  • Assembly
  • Senate
  • Governor

Alien: change of terms.

Bill Subjects

Alien: Change Of Terms.


Existing federal law, for purposes of various provisions related to immigration, defines "alien" to mean a person who is not a citizen or national of the United States. Existing state law uses the word "alien" on its own and within various other terms to refer to persons in provisions relating to, among other things, education, housing, natural resources, employment, probate, social services, drivers' licenses, firearm permits, service in the state militia, and criminal punishment. This bill would revise those state law provisions to refer instead to those persons using other terms that do not contain the word "alien," including a person who is not a citizen or national of the United States. The bill would make other related nonsubstantive changes. The bill would state the intent of the Legislature in enacting this measure to make only nonsubstantive changes, as specified.

Bill Sponsors (6)



Apr 08, 2021


Read second time. Ordered to third reading.

Apr 07, 2021


Read second time and amended. Ordered returned to second reading.

Apr 06, 2021


From committee: Amend, and do pass as amended. (Ayes 11. Noes 0.) (April 6).

Mar 04, 2021


Referred to Com. on JUD.

  • Referral-Committee
Com. on JUD.

Feb 19, 2021


From printer. May be heard in committee March 21.

Feb 18, 2021


Read first time. To print.

Bill Text

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02/18/21 - Introduced PDF
04/07/21 - Amended Assembly PDF

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