SB 37 Allows the Department of Revenue to issue REAL ID compliant driver's licenses and identification cards
Sponsor: Silvey
LR Number: 0557S.03C Fiscal Notes
Committee: Veterans and Military Affairs
Last Action: 5/12/2017 - Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SBs 37 & 244-Silvey, with SCS, SS for SCS & SA 1 (pending) Journal Page:
Title: SCS SBs 37 & 244 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: Emergency Clause

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Current Bill Summary

SS/SCS/SBs 37 & 244 - This act allows the Department of Revenue to amend procedures for applying for a driver's license or identification card in order to comply with the goals or standards of the federal REAL ID Act of 2005. The act requires the Department to inform applicants at the time of initial application of the option of being issued a REAL ID driver's license or identification card or nonREAL ID driver's license or identification card, as well as inform applicants as to each license or card's validity for state and federal purposes, whether source documents and facial image captures will be verified or retained, and any other information the Department deems necessary. The Department then shall issue a nonREAL ID driver's license or identification card to those individuals who object to being issued a REAL ID compliant license or card and shall not retain the source documents of such individuals.

This act expressly provides that biometric data, digital images, source documents, and license signatures shall be retained for no longer than the minimum duration required for compliance, and shall be securely destroyed as early as possible.

The act repeals provisions requiring the Department of Revenue to destroy by December 31, 2013, source documents obtained from driver license applicants after September 1, 2012. The act also repeals a provision prohibiting the Department of Revenue from retaining certificates of qualification for concealed carry endorsements.

This act contains an emergency clause.

This act is similar to SS#2/HCS/HB 151 (2017), SCS/SB 280 (2017), HB 570 (2017), HB 685 (2017), HB 1032 (2017), SS/SCS/SBs 37 & 244 (2017), SB 361 (2017), SB 902 (2016), HB 2131 (2016), HB 2138 (2016), and HCS/HB 2235 (2016).