SENATE BILL 13-251 Driver’s License & Identification Documentation

The bill repeals a prohibition against issuing a driver's license or identification card to a person who is not lawfully present in the U.S. and sets documentary standards for proof of identity and residency. To be licensed, the person must prove the payment of taxes and provide, from the applicant's country of origin, a valid passport, consular identification card, or military identification. A person may provide an individual taxpayer identification number instead of a social security number. A driver's license or identification card will indicate that the holder is not a citizen of the United States.

Providing driver’s licenses for undocumented persons is an initiative the Bishops of Colorado support in order to protect families and help keep them together. Colorado hopes to join other states such as New Mexico, Utah, Washington and Illinois in granting some type of driver’s licenses to undocumented persons. Families are the foundation upon which society is built and as a State we should strive to keep our families together and make sure families have the ability to drive legally in Colorado so that their access to healthcare, education and the practice of their faith is not hindered.

SB 251 will be heard in the Senate for Second Reading as soon as Monday, April 22, 2013.

Please call your Senator and ask them to SUPPORT Senate Bill 251.




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