California Code, Vehicle Code – VEH § 12501
12501. The following persons are not required to obtain a driver’s license:
(a) An officer or employee of the United States, while operating a motor vehicle owned or controlled by the United States on the business of the United States, except when the motor vehicle being operated is a commercial motor vehicle, as defined in Section 15210.
California Code, Vehicle Code – VEH § 15210
15210. Notwithstanding any other provision of this code, as used in this chapter: (a) "Commercial driver's license" means a driver's license issued by a state or other jurisdiction, in accordance with the standards contained in Part 383 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations, which authorizes the licenseholder to operate a class or type of commercial motor vehicle. (b) (1) "Commercial motor vehicle" means any vehicle or combination of vehicles which requires a class A or class B license, or a class C license with an endorsement issued pursuant to paragraph (4) of subdivision (a) of Section 15278. (2) "Commercial motor vehicle" does not include any of the following: (A) A recreational vehicle**, as defined in Section 799.24 of the Civil Code. (B) Military equipment operated by noncivilian personnel, which is owned or operated by the United States Department of Defense, including the National Guard, as provided in Parts 383 and 391 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations. (C) An implement of husbandry operated by a person who is not required to obtain a driver's license under this code. (D) Vehicles operated by persons exempted pursuant to Section 25163 of the Health and Safety Code or a vehicle operated in an emergency situation at the direction of a peace officer pursuant to Section 2800. (c) "Controlled substance" has the same meaning as defined by the federal Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. Sec. 802). (d) "Disqualification" means a prohibition against driving a commercial motor vehicle. (e) "Employer" means any person, including the United States, a state, or political subdivision of a state, who owns or leases a commercial motor vehicle or assigns drivers to operate such a vehicle. A person who employs himself or herself as a commercial vehicle driver is considered to be both an employer and a driver for purposes of this chapter. (f) "Felony" means an offense under state or federal law that is punishable by death or imprisonment for a term exceeding one year. (g) "Gross combination weight rating" means the value specified by the manufacturer as the maximum loaded weight of a combination or articulated vehicle. In the absence of a value specified by the manufacturer, gross vehicle weight rating will be determined by adding the gross vehicle weight rating of the power unit and the total weight of the towed units and any load thereon. (h) "Gross vehicle weight rating" means the value specified by the manufacturer as the maximum loaded weight of a single vehicle, as defined in Section 390. (i) "Serious traffic violation" includes either of the following: (1) Excessive speeding, as defined pursuant to the federal Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act (P.L. 99-570). (2) Reckless driving, as defined pursuant to the federal Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act (P.L. 99-570). (3) A violation of any state or local law involving the safe operation of a motor vehicle, arising in connection with a fatal traffic accident. (4) Any other similar violation of a state or local law involving the safe operation of a motor vehicle, as defined pursuant to the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act (Title XII of P.L. 99-570). In the absence of a federal definition, existing definitions under this code shall apply. (j) "State" means a state of the United States or the District of Columbia. (k) "Tank vehicle" means any commercial motor vehicle that is designed to transport any liquid or gaseous material within a tank that is permanently or temporarily attached to the vehicle or the chassis, including, but not limited to, cargo tanks and portable tanks, as defined in Part 171 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations. This definition does not include portable tanks having a rated capacity under 1,000 gallons. >> California / Civil Code - CIV / ARTICLE 1. Definitions [799.20. - 799.32.] / Section 799.29. Section 799.29. (Repealed and added by Stats. 1992, Ch. 310, Sec. 2.) Cite as: Cal. Civil Code §799.29.
“Recreational vehicle**” has the same meaning as defined in Section 18010 of the Health and Safety Code.
CHAPTER 1. Definitions [18000 – 18014.5]
( Chapter 1 added by Stats. 1981, Ch. 975, Sec. 3. )
“Recreational vehicle**” means both of the following:
(a) A motorhome, travel trailer, truck camper, or camping trailer, with or without motive power, designed for human habitation for recreational, emergency, or other occupancy, that meets all of the following criteria:
(1) It contains less than 320 square feet of internal living room area, excluding built-in equipment, including, but not limited to, wardrobe, closets, cabinets, kitchen units or fixtures, and bath or toilet rooms. (Comment by Hansen > Any car qualifies.)
(2) It contains 400 square feet or less of gross area measured at maximum horizontal projections.
(3) It is built on a single chassis.
(4) It is either self-propelled, truck-mounted, or permanently towable on the highways without a permit.
(b) A park trailer, as defined in Section 18009.3.
Conclution in my (Hansen’s) oppinion: Just as privite people need not have a license, it is the same for any state employee, that unless they are ingaged in a regulatable activity, nether are required to be governed except by common law, thus no state license regulation is applicable. PJH 2-2018