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SB 34 - Authorizes Driver's Licenses for Non-United States Citizens - Virginia Key Vote

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Title: Authorizes Driver's Licenses for Non-United States Citizens

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with the governor's recommendations and pass a bill that authorizes non-US citizens to obtain driver's licenses.

Highlights:

  • Authorizes the Department of Transportation to issue to an individual not eligible for a driver’s license, a driver privilege card if they have reported income and deductions from Virginia sources and have been claimed as a dependent on an individual income tax return (Pg. 28).

  • Specifies that driver privilege cards or permits shall have the same privileges and be subject to the same provisions of this title as a driver’s license, and permits the following conditions and exceptions (Pg. 28):

    • The front of the driver privilege card shall be identical in appearance to a driver’s license or permit and the back be identical to a limited-duration license;

    • The applicant for a driver privilege card shall not be eligible for a waiver of any part of the driver examination;

    • The applicant shall not be required to present proof of legal presence in the country;

    • A driver privilege card shall expire on the applicant’s second birthday following the date of issuance; and

    • The fee for an original driver privilege card or permit will be $50.

  • Specifies that the department shall not release information relating to the issuance of a driver privilege card or permit except upon request by the subject of the information, the parent of a minor who is the subject of the information, or the guardian of a minor who is the subject of the information (Pg. 29).

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Title: Authorizes Driver's Licenses for Non-United States Citizens

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with the governor's recommendations and pass a bill that authorizes non-US citizens to obtain driver's licenses.

Highlights:

 

  • Authorizes the Department of Transportation to issue to an individual not eligible for a driver’s license, a driver privilege card if they have reported income and deductions from Virginia sources and have been claimed as a dependent on an individual income tax return (Pg. 28).

  • Specifies that driver privilege cards or permits shall have the same privileges and be subject to the same provisions of this title as a driver’s license, and permits the following conditions and exceptions (Pg. 28):

    • The front of the driver privilege card shall be identical in appearance to a driver’s license or permit and the back be identical to a limited-duration license;

    • The applicant for a driver privilege card shall not be eligible for a waiver of any part of the driver examination;

    • The applicant shall not be required to present proof of legal presence in the country;

    • A driver privilege card shall expire on the applicant’s second birthday following the date of issuance; and

    • The fee for an original driver privilege card or permit will be $50.

  • Specifies that the department shall not release information relating to the issuance of a driver privilege card or permit except upon request by the subject of the information, the parent of a minor who is the subject of the information, or the guardian of a minor who is the subject of the information (Pg. 29).

Title: Authorizes Driver's Licenses for Non-United States Citizens

Title: Authorizes Driver's Licenses for Non-United States Citizens

Title: Authorizes Driver's Licenses for Non-United States Citizens

Title: Authorizes Driver's Licenses for Non-United States Citizens

Title: Authorizes Driver's Licenses for Non-United States Citizens

Title: Authorizes Driver's Licenses for Non-United States Citizens

Title: Authorizes Driver's Licenses for Non-United States Citizens

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