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The Origin of the Driver's License

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    The Emergence of a National I.D. Card to be Imposed on Everyone A 1925 Act Creating Driver s Licenses for those Engaged in Transportation for Hire. STATUTES OF
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      The Emergence of a National I.D. Card to be Imposed on Everyone
       
       
      A 1925 Act Creating Driver's Licenses for those Engaged in Transportation for Hire.
       

           STATUTES OF CALIFORNIA
       
                                           Passed At The
                              REGULAR SESSION OF THE
                             FORTY-SIXTH LEGISLATURE
                                                 1925
       
                                         CHAPTER 412
       
           An act to impose a license fee for the transportation of persons or
           property for hire or compensation upon public streets, roadways and
           highways in the State of California by motor vehicle; to provide for
           certain exemptions; to provide for the enforcement of the provisions
           hereof and for the disposition of the amounts collected on account
           of such licenses; to make an appropriation for the purpose of this
           act; and to repeal all acts or parts of acts in conflict herewith.
       
                 [ Approved by the Governor May 28, 1925. ]
       
           The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
       
           Section 1.     The words and phrases used in this act
           shall for the purposes of this act, unless the same be
           contrary to or inconsistent with the context, be
           construed as follows:
       
           (a)  The phrase "railroad commission certificate" shall
           be construed to mean a certificate of public convenience
           and necessity granted or issued by the railroad
           commission of the State of California, authorizing a
           common carrier by motor vehicle to operate under the
           conditions prescribed by said commission, and shall
           include all amendments to or changes in such certificate
           which may be made by said commission.
       
           (b)  The word "operator" shall include all persons,
           firms, associations and corporations who operate motor
           vehicles upon any public highway in this state and
           thereby engage in the transportation of persons or
           property for hire or compensation, but shall not include
           any person, firm, association or corporation who solely
           transports by motor vehicle persons to and from or to or
           from attendance upon any public school or who solely
           transports his or its own property, or employees, or
           both, and who transports no persons or property for hire
           or compensation, but all persons operating freight
           carrying so exempted shall be required to obtain from the
           state board of equalization and to display exempt emblems
           in the manner herein provided.
       
           (c)  The term "registration certificate" shall include
           any and all certificates of registration of a motor
           vehicle issued by the division of motor vehicles of the
           department of finance of the State of California, or by
           any governmental body within said state under which the
           laws of the said state may have power or authority to
           register and certify to the registration of a motor
           vehicle for operation within said state.
       
           Sec. 10.  All acts and parts of acts in conflict herewith
           are hereby repealed; provided, however, that nothing herein
           shall be construed as affecting or repealing the
           provisions of an act entitled " An Act providing for the
           supervision and regulation of the transportation of
           persons and property for compensation over any public
           highway by automobiles, jitney, busses, auto trucks,
           stages and auto stages;  defining transportation
           companies and providing for the supervision and
           regulations thereof by the railroad commission;
           providing for the enforcement of the provisions of this
           act and for the punishment of violations thereof;  and,
           repealing all acts inconsistent with the provisions of
           this act, " approved May 10, 1917, as amended.
      À                   STATUTES OF CALIFORNIA
       
                            Fifty-Second Session
       
                                 CHAPTER 679
       
       
           An act to amend sections 1, 2, 3, 4, and 11 of an act entitled "An
           Act imposing a license fee or tax for the transportation of persons
           or property for hire or compensation upon the public streets, roads
           and highways on the State of California by motor vehicle and
           providing that this act shall take effect immediately," approved May
           15, 1933; to add sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 112, 15, and 21 to said act;
           to renumber and amend sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 16, and 17
           of said act; to repeal sections 10 and 15 of said act; relating to the
           taxing of operators engaged in the transportation of persons or
           property upon the public highways by motor vehicle and providing
           that this act shall take effect immediately.
       
         [Approved by the Governor June 30, 1937.  In effect immediately]
       
           The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
       
             Section 1.     Section 1 of the act cited in the title
           hereof is hereby amended to read as follows:
       
           Section 1.     The words and phrases used in this act
           shall be construed for the purposes of said act, unless
           such construction be contrary to or inconsistent with the
           context thereof, as follows: ( in part )
       
           (a)  The term "operator" shall include all persons ingaging
           in the transportation of persons or property for hire or
           compensation by or upon motor vehicles upon any
           public highway in this State, either directly or
           indirectly, but shall not mean or include the following:
       
                (1)  Any person transporting his own property in
                his own motor vehicle; provided however, that any
                such person making a specific charge for such
                transportation shall be deemed to be an "operator"
                hereunder;
       
           (b)  The term "person" shall include any individual,
           firm, copartnership, joint adventure, association,
           corporation, estate trust, business trust, receiver,
           syndicate, or any other group or combination acting as a
           unit and the plural as well as the singular number.
       
           (c)  the term "motor vehicle" shall include all
           automobiles, trucks, tractors, or other self-propelled
           vehicles used for the transportation of person or
           property upon the public highways, otherwise than upon
           fixed rails or tracks, and any trailer, semitrailer,
           dolly or other vehicle drawn thereby, not exempt from
           registration fees under the laws of this State.
       
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