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CS/HB 27 — Driver Licenses and Identification Cards

by Highway and Waterway Safety Subcommittee and Reps. Gaetz, Workman, and others (CS/SB 240 by Transportation Committee and Senators Brandes, Gaetz, and Gibson)

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 provides for the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to accept a military identification card for proof of social security number during the application process to acquire a driver license or identification card.

Additionally, the bill authorizes the department to replace the veteran designation “V” with the word “Veteran” exhibited on the driver license or identification card of a veteran who qualifies and chooses to have such designation. The replacement of the “V” with the word “Veteran” will apply upon implementation of the new designs for the driver license and identification card by the department.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2015.

Vote: Senate 39-0; House 116-0