Florida Senate - 2011 SB 1190 By Senator Detert 23-01453A-11 20111190__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to driver’s licenses and 3 identification cards; amending ss. 322.14 and 322.051, 4 F.S.; providing for a person’s status as a veteran to 5 be indicated on his or her driver’s license or 6 identification card upon payment of an additional fee 7 and presentation of the person’s Form DD 214; 8 providing an effective date. 9 10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 11 12 Section 1. Section 322.14, Florida Statutes, is amended to 13 read: 14 322.14 Licenses issued to drivers.— 15 (1)(a) The department shall, upon successful completion of 16 all required examinations and payment of the required fee, issue 17 to every applicant qualifying therefor, a driver’s license as 18 applied for, which license shall bear thereon a color photograph 19 or digital image of the licensee; the name of the state; a 20 distinguishing number assigned to the licensee; and the 21 licensee’s full name, date of birth, and residence address; a 22 brief description of the licensee, including, but not limited 23 to, the licensee’s gender and height; and the dates of issuance 24 and expiration of the license. A space shall be provided upon 25 which the licensee shall affix his or her usual signature. No 26 license shall be valid until it has been so signed by the 27 licensee except that the signature of said licensee shall not be 28 required if it appears thereon in facsimile or if the licensee 29 is not present within the state at the time of issuance. 30 Applicants qualifying to receive a Class A, Class B, or Class C 31 driver’s license must appear in person within the state for 32 issuance of a color photographic or digital imaged driver’s 33 license pursuant to s. 322.142. 34 (b) In addition to the requirements of paragraph (a), each 35 license must exhibit the class of vehicle which the licensee is 36 authorized to operate and any applicable endorsements or 37 restrictions. If the license is a commercial driver’s license, 38 such fact must be exhibited thereon. 39 (c) A capital “V” shall be exhibited on the driver’s 40 license of a veteran upon the payment of an additional $1 fee 41 for the license and the presentation of a copy of the person’s 42 DD Form 214, issued by the United States Department of Veterans 43 Affairs. 44 (2) The department may require other pertinent information 45 to be exhibited on a driver’s license. 46 Section 2. Subsection (8) of section 322.051, Florida 47 Statutes, is amended to read: 48 322.051 Identification cards.— 49 (8)(a) The department shall, upon receipt of the required 50 fee, issue to each qualified applicant for an identification 51 card a color photographic or digital image identification card 52 bearing a fullface photograph or digital image of the 53 identification cardholder. Notwithstanding chapter 761 or s. 54 761.05, the requirement for a fullface photograph or digital 55 image of the identification cardholder may not be waived. A 56 space shall be provided upon which the identification cardholder 57 shall affix his or her usual signature, as required in s. 58 322.14, in the presence of an authorized agent of the department 59 so as to ensure that such signature becomes a part of the 60 identification card. 61 (b) A capital “V” shall be exhibited on the identification 62 card of a veteran upon the payment of an additional $1 fee for 63 the license and the presentation of a copy of the person’s DD 64 Form 214, issued by the United States Department of Veterans 65 Affairs. 66 Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2011.