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Second Regular Session
Sixty-first General Assembly
LLS NO. 980288.01 EBD
HOUSE BILL 981219
STATE OF COLORADO
BY REPRESENTATIVE Clarke
A BILL FOR AN ACT
CONCERNING REQUIREMENTS FOR THE ISSUANCE OF STATE
IDENTIFICATION CARDS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TO DISABLED
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced
and does not necessarily reflect any amendments that may be subsequently
Allows a disabled person to use a statement from a federal, state, Colorado county, or Colorado city and county agency that the identity and birth date of such person has been established as a substitute for the birth certificate otherwise required for the issuance of a state identification card.
Allows an applicant to show proof of disability to
the department of revenue by providing documentation from a federal,
state, Colorado county, or Colorado city and county agency or
a medical assistance card.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado:
SECTION 1. 422302 (2), Colorado Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
422302. Department may issue limitations. (2) (a) The department shall issue an identification card only upon the furnishing of a birth certificate or other documentary evidence of identity that the department may require. The department may assess a fee under section 422306 (1) (b) if the department is required to undertake additional efforts to verify the identity of the applicant.
(b) (I) THE DEPARTMENT MAY ACCEPT FROM A DISABLED APPLICANT AS A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE REQUIRED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (a) OF THIS SUBSECTION (2) DOCUMENTATION FROM A FEDERAL, STATE, COLORADO COUNTY, OR COLORADO CITY AND COUNTY AGENCY THAT THE IDENTITY AND BIRTH DATE OF SUCH PERSON HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED BY THAT AGENCY.
(II) METHODS AN APPLICANT MAY USE TO SHOW PROOF OF DISABILITY TO THE DEPARTMENT INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, PROVIDING DOCUMENTATION FROM A FEDERAL, STATE, COLORADO COUNTY, OR COLORADO CITY AND COUNTY AGENCY OR A MEDICAL ASSISTANCE CARD.
SECTION 2. Effective date applicability. (1) This act shall take effect at 12:01 a.m. on the day following the expiration of the ninetyday period after final adjournment of the general assembly that is allowed for submitting a referendum petition pursuant to article V, section 1 (3) of the state constitution; except that, if a referendum petition is filed against this act or an item, section, or part of this act within such period, then the act, item, section, or part, if approved by the people, shall take effect on the date of the official declaration of the vote thereon by proclamation of the governor.
(2) The provisions of this act shall apply to identification cards issued on or after the applicable effective date of this act.