Florida Senate - 2015                                     SB 240
       By Senator Brandes
       22-00355-15                                            2015240__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to issuance of driver licenses and
    3         identification cards; amending s. 322.08, F.S.;
    4         providing for the Department of Highway Safety and
    5         Motor Vehicles to accept a military personnel
    6         identification card as proof of identity for purposes
    7         of issuing a driver license or an identification card;
    8         providing an effective date.
   10  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   12         Section 1. Paragraph (c) of subsection (2) of section
   13  322.08, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
   14         322.08 Application for license; requirements for license
   15  and identification card forms.—
   16         (2) Each such application shall include the following
   17  information regarding the applicant:
   18         (c) Proof of identity satisfactory to the department. Such
   19  proof must include one of the following documents issued to the
   20  applicant:
   21         1. A driver license record or identification card record
   22  from another jurisdiction that required the applicant to submit
   23  a document for identification which is substantially similar to
   24  a document required under subparagraph 2., subparagraph 3.,
   25  subparagraph 4., subparagraph 5., subparagraph 6., subparagraph
   26  7., or subparagraph 8., or subparagraph 9.;
   27         2. A certified copy of a United States birth certificate;
   28         3. A valid, unexpired United States passport;
   29         4. A naturalization certificate issued by the United States
   30  Department of Homeland Security;
   31         5. A valid, unexpired alien registration receipt card
   32  (green card);
   33         6. A Consular Report of Birth Abroad provided by the United
   34  States Department of State;
   35         7. An unexpired employment authorization card issued by the
   36  United States Department of Homeland Security; or
   37         8. Proof of nonimmigrant classification provided by the
   38  United States Department of Homeland Security, for an original
   39  driver license. In order to prove nonimmigrant classification,
   40  an applicant must provide at least one of the following
   41  documents. In addition, the department may require applicants to
   42  produce United States Department of Homeland Security documents
   43  for the sole purpose of establishing the maintenance of, or
   44  efforts to maintain, continuous lawful presence:
   45         a. A notice of hearing from an immigration court scheduling
   46  a hearing on any proceeding.
   47         b. A notice from the Board of Immigration Appeals
   48  acknowledging pendency of an appeal.
   49         c. A notice of the approval of an application for
   50  adjustment of status issued by the United States Bureau of
   51  Citizenship and Immigration Services.
   52         d. An official documentation confirming the filing of a
   53  petition for asylum or refugee status or any other relief issued
   54  by the United States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration
   55  Services.
   56         e. A notice of action transferring any pending matter from
   57  another jurisdiction to this state issued by the United States
   58  Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services.
   59         f. An order of an immigration judge or immigration officer
   60  granting relief that authorizes the alien to live and work in
   61  the United States, including, but not limited to, asylum.
   62         g. Evidence that an application is pending for adjustment
   63  of status to that of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent
   64  residence in the United States or conditional permanent resident
   65  status in the United States, if a visa number is available
   66  having a current priority date for processing by the United
   67  States Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services.
   68         h. On or after January 1, 2010, an unexpired foreign
   69  passport with an unexpired United States Visa affixed,
   70  accompanied by an approved I-94, documenting the most recent
   71  admittance into the United States; or.
   72         9. An active or retired military personnel identification
   73  card issued by the United States Government.
   75  A driver license or temporary permit issued based on documents
   76  required in subparagraph 7. or subparagraph 8. is valid for a
   77  period not to exceed the expiration date of the document
   78  presented or 1 year.
   79         Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.