Skip to main content
Colorado General AssemblyToggle Main Menu
Agency NameToggle Agency Menu

Voluntary American Citizenship Notation On State IDs

Concerning authorization for a United States citizen to voluntarily apply to have the notation "USA" included on the citizen's driver's license or state identification card.
2023 Regular Session
State Government
Transportation & Motor Vehicles
Bill Summary

On and after January 1, 2024, the bill allows an applicant who is applying for, renewing, or replacing a driver's license, including an instruction permit or a minor driver's license (driver's license), or a state identification card (identification card) to voluntarily submit proof of national citizenship status as specified in the bill. If the proof submitted establishes that the applicant is a United States citizen, the driver's license or identification card issued shall, if voluntarily requested by the applicant, include the notation "USA".

If the notation "USA" is included on an applicant's driver's license or identification card, it must be included on any renewal or replacement driver's license or identification card subsequently issued to the applicant unless the applicant voluntarily requests that it not be included.

The department of revenue may charge a fee to an applicant to defray the reasonable and necessary direct costs to the department and its authorized agents of receiving proof of national citizenship status and adding the "USA" notation to driver's licenses and identification cards.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. R. Holtorf



The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details