HB 1954 Licenses; identification cards; fraudulent representation; penalty.
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)

Obtaining driver's licenses, special identification cards, etc.; legal presence in the US; fraudulent representation; penalty. Makes it a Class 6 felony to obtain any document issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) through the use of counterfeit, forged, or altered documents (unless the violation includes obtaining or possessing the documents for the purpose of engaging in an age-limited activity, in which case the violation is a Class 2 misdemeanor). The bill also provides that DMV will not issue an original license, permit, or special identification card to any applicant who has not presented with his application documentary evidence that he is either (i) a citizen of the United States, (ii) a legal permanent resident of the United States, or (iii) a conditional resident alien of the United States. An applicant who presents in person valid documentary evidence of (a) a valid, unexpired nonimmigrant visa or nonimmigrant visa status for entry into the United States, (b) a pending or approved application for asylum in the United States, (c) entry into the United States in refugee status, (d) a pending or approved application for temporary protected status in the United States, (e) approved deferred action status, or (f) a pending application for adjustment of status to legal permanent residence status or conditional resident status, may be issued a temporary license, permit, or special identification card. Such temporary license, permit, or special identification card shall be valid only during the period of time of the applicant's authorized stay in the United States or, if there is no definite end to the period of authorized stay, a period of one year. Any temporary license, permit, or special identification card issued pursuant to this subsection is required to clearly indicate that it is temporary and state the date that it expires. Such a temporary license, permit or identification card may be renewed only upon presentation of valid documentary evidence that the status by which the applicant qualified for the temporary license, permit or special identification has been extended by the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service or the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services of the Department of Homeland Security. Applications for renewal, duplication, or reissuance of licenses and special identification cards will be presumed to have been validly issued, provided that, at the time the application is made, the license has not expired, or been cancelled, suspended or revoked.

The bill finally requires that driver's license endorsements by DMV including the issue, reissue, or renewal authorizing a driver to operate a vehicle transporting hazardous materials must comply with the requirements of the USA Patriot Act of 2001.

The bill becomes effective on January 1, 2004, except that the provisions relating to the Patriot Act become effective on July 1, 2004.

On or before December 1, 2003, DMV must report to the General Assembly the content of regulations that the Department of Motor Vehicles intends to promulgate to carry out the provisions of this act. This bill is the same as SB1058.

Full text:
01/08/03  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/07/03 038870253  pdf | impact statements
01/30/03  House: Committee substitute printed 030664604-H1  pdf | impact statements
02/14/03  Senate: Committee substitute printed 039422604-S1  pdf | impact statements
02/22/03  House: Conference substitute printed 039437604-H2  pdf | impact statement
02/27/03  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1954ER)  pdf | impact statement
03/27/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0817)  pdf

Conference amendments

01/08/03  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/07/03 038870253
01/08/03  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/20/03  House: Reported from C. J. with substitute (18-Y 3-N)
01/20/03  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/30/03  House: Reported from Appropriations with sub (19-Y 6-N)
01/30/03  House: Committee substitute printed 030664604-H1
02/01/03  House: Read first time
02/03/03  House: Read second time
02/03/03  House: Committee substitute agreed to 030664604-H1
02/03/03  House: Engrossed by House - committee substitute 030664604-H1
02/04/03  House: Read third time and passed House (86-Y 14-N)
02/04/03  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (86-Y 14-N)
02/04/03  House: Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/04/03  House: Passed House (80-Y 20-N)
02/04/03  House: VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (80-Y 20-N)
02/04/03  House: Communicated to Senate
02/05/03  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/03  Senate: Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/13/03  Senate: Reported from Transportation w/sub (15-Y 0-N)
02/14/03  Senate: Committee substitute printed 039422604-S1
02/17/03  Senate: Const. reading disp., passed by for the day (37-Y 0-N)
02/17/03  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (37-Y 0-N)
02/18/03  Senate: Read third time
02/18/03  Senate: Reading of substitute waived
02/18/03  Senate: Committee substitute agreed to 039422604-S1
02/18/03  Senate: Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute 039422604-S1
02/18/03  Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/18/03  Senate: VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/19/03  House: Placed on Calendar
02/20/03  House: Senate substitute rejected by House (21-Y 77-N)
02/20/03  House: VOTE: REJECTED (21-Y 77-N)
02/20/03  Senate: Senate insisted on substitute (38-Y 1-N)
02/20/03  Senate: VOTE: INSIST & REQUEST (38-Y 1-N)
02/20/03  Senate: Senate requested conference committee
02/20/03  House: House acceded to request
02/20/03  House: Conferees appointed by House
02/20/03  House: Delegates: Albo, Bolvin, Stump
02/20/03  Senate: Conferees appointed by Senate
02/20/03  Senate: Senators: O'Brien, Williams, Marsh
02/22/03  House: Conference substitute printed 039437604-H2
02/22/03  House: Conference report agreed to by House (82-Y 16-N)
02/22/03  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (82-Y 16-N)
02/22/03  Senate: Reading of conference report waived
02/22/03  Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (30-Y 8-N)
02/22/03  Senate: VOTE: CONF. COMMITTEE RPT. (30-Y 8-N)
02/27/03  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1954ER)
03/05/03  House: Enrolled
03/05/03  House: Signed by Speaker
03/06/03  Senate: Signed by President
03/22/03  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 817 (effective-see bill)
03/27/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0817)