Convictions for reportable moving violations in California are reported to the CA DMV . For drivers licensed in California, this will result in a number of points, dependent on the specific violation, being assigned to the driver's record . However, if the driver is not licensed in California, the violation will be reported to the state in which he/she is licensed , and certain states do not assess points for minor out-of-state violations (e.g. MA , PA ).
In the case of a driver licensed in one of these states being convicted of such a minor moving violation in California, does California maintain its own record, so that if the driver subsequently moves to California and becomes licensed there, these points would be applied to his or her record?
Unfortunately I cannot directly link to the cited sources above due to lack of reputation. Instead, I have collected relevant links in a GitHub Gist here. I'd be grateful if someone could edit these into the question.