Colorado Legislative Council Staff
NO FISCAL IMPACT
January 14, 1998
Janis Baron (866-3523)
TITLE: CONCERNING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ISSUANCE OF STATE IDENTIFICATION CARDS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TO DISABLED PERSONS.
Summary of Assessment
Under the bill’s provisions, the Department of Revenue (DOR) may accept from a disabled person, in lieu of a birth certificate, documentation from a federal, state, Colorado county, or Colorado city agency that the identity and birth date of such person has been established in order to receive an identification card.
The bill is effective at 12:01 a.m. on the day following the ninety-day period after adjournment sine die of the General Assembly, or on the date of the official declaration of the vote of the people as proclaimed by the Governor, if a referendum petition is filed pursuant to Article V, Section 1 (3) of the State Constitution.
Current law provides that DOR shall issue an identification card only upon furnishing a birth certificate or other documentary evidence of identity that the department may require. Under current practice, DOR indicates that it accepts documentation from the Department of Corrections for the purpose of issuing identification cards. The bill does not require DOR to accept other documentation. No increase in workload at either the state or county level will occur as a result of this bill. The fiscal note assumes that current documentation provided by federal, state, and local agencies will be adequate to meet the need of establishing identity, and in some instances birth date. The state departments most likely to provide documentation on disabled persons are the Department of Health Care Policy and Financing and the Department of Human Services; the bill does not place any requirements on these two departments.
• Department of Human Services — The electronic benefits transfer card, known as the Colorado Quest Card, issued by county departments of social services, may serve as documentation that a person’s identity has been established. It does not include the person’s birth date.
• Department of Health Care Policy and Financing — The Medicaid authorization card, referred to as the MAC, issued by county departments of social services, may serve as documentation that a person’s identity has been established. The MAC card includes the person’s birth date.
Health Care Policy and Financing Human Services
Public Health and Environment Revenue