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CS/CS/HB 787 — Driver Licenses and Identification Cards

by State Affairs Committee; Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee; and Rep. Tomkow and others (CS/CS/SB 1692 by Appropriations Committee; Infrastructure and Security Committee; and Senator Flores)

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

Prepared by: Infrastructure and Security Committee (IS)

The bill authorizes an optional “D” designation on the driver license of a person who has been diagnosed with a developmental disability. The licensee, or his or her parent or legal guardian, must present the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) with sufficient proof that a licensed physician has diagnosed the licensee with a developmental disability. Additionally, a licensee, or his or her parent or legal guardian, may surrender his or her current driver license at any time to add or remove a “D” designation. If the applicant is not conducting any other transaction affecting the driver license, the standard $25 replacement fee is waived.

The bill also requires the DHSMV to include an option on the driver license or identification card application form to make a voluntary contribution of $1 or more to Childhood Cancer Care to be distributed to the Live Like Bella Childhood Cancer Foundation.

The bill is linked to HB 789, a fee bill, which provides for the payment of an additional $1 fee for a new or renewed driver license with a “D” designation or a payment of a $2 fee upon the surrender and replacement of a current driver license to add or remove a “D” designation.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect October 1, 2020.

Vote: Senate 39-0; House 117-0