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HB 235 — Identification Requirements for Driver Licenses

by Rep. Bracy and others (SB 986 by Senator Soto)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Transportation Committee (TR)

The bill amends s. 322.08(2)(c), F.S., to include a notice of an approved application for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals as an acceptable form of identification when applying for a driver license. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals effectively postpones deportation of persons who were brought unlawfully to the United States as children, provided they meet other specific requirements. Deferred action does not provide lawful immigration status or a path to a green card or citizenship.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2013.

Vote: Senate 36-0; House 115-2