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SB24-182

Immigrant Identification Document Issuance

Concerning the requirements to issue an identification document under the "Colorado Road and Community Safety Act" to an individual who is not lawfully present in the United States.
Session:
2024 Regular Session
Subject:
Transportation & Motor Vehicles
Bill Summary

The "Colorado Road and Community Safety Act" authorizes the issuance of a driver's license or identification card to an individual who is not lawfully present in the United States. The following are, among others, some of the requirements to be issued the driver's license or identification card:

  • A requirement that the applicant has filed a Colorado resident income tax return for the immediately preceding year;
  • A requirement that the applicant can demonstrate being a resident of the state for the immediately preceding 2 years;
  • A requirement to provide a documented social security number or individual taxpayer identification number; and
  • A requirement to present a passport, consular identification card, or military identification document from the person's country of origin.

The bill changes these requirements by:

  • Repealing the requirement that the applicant have filed a Colorado resident income tax return;
  • Repealing the requirement that the applicant demonstrate being a resident of the state for the immediately preceding 2 years;
  • Repealing the requirement that the applicant provide a documented social security number or individual taxpayer identification number; and
  • Adding the following documents to the list of acceptable identification documents:
  • A photocopy of a passport issued by the applicant's country of origin;
  • A voter identification card with a photograph issued by the applicant's country of origin;
  • A driver's license, instruction permit, or identification card issued by the applicant's country of origin;
  • An identifying document issued by the United States department of homeland security, or its contractors or subcontractors, or the United States department of justice;
  • An identification card issued under the intensive supervision appearance program by the United States immigration and customs enforcement agency; and
  • A verification-of-release identification card issued by the office of refugee resettlement in the United States department of health and human services.
    (Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. J. Bridges, Sen. J. Gonzales
Rep. T. Hernández

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