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HF 989

as introduced - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 01:43am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to drivers' licenses; requiring full head and face be shown on driver's
license and identification card; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, section
171.07, subdivisions 1, 3; repealing Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 13.6905,
subdivision 8; 171.071, subdivision 1.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 171.07, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

License; contents.

(a) Upon the payment of the required fee, the
department shall issue to every qualifying applicant a license designating the type or class
of vehicles the applicant is authorized to drive as applied for. This license must bear a
distinguishing number assigned to the licensee; the licensee's full name and date of birth;
either (1) the licensee's residence address, or (2) the designated address under section
5B.05; a description of the licensee in a manner as the commissioner deems necessary; and
the usual signature of the licensee. No license is valid unless it bears the usual signature of
the licensee. Every license must bear a colored photograph or an electronically produced
image of the licenseenew text begin that shows the full head and face of the personnew text end.

(b) If the United States Postal Service will not deliver mail to the applicant's
residence address as listed on the license, then the applicant shall provide verification from
the United States Postal Service that mail will not be delivered to the applicant's residence
address and that mail will be delivered to a specified alternate mailing address. When an
applicant provides an alternate mailing address under this subdivision, the commissioner
shall use the alternate mailing address in lieu of the applicant's residence address for
all notices and mailings to the applicant.

(c) Every license issued to an applicant under the age of 21 must be of a
distinguishing color and plainly marked "Under-21."

(d) The department shall use processes in issuing a license that prohibit, as nearly as
possible, the ability to alter or reproduce a license, or prohibit the ability to superimpose a
photograph or electronically produced image on a license, without ready detection.

(e) A license issued to an applicant age 65 or over must be plainly marked "senior" if
requested by the applicant.

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 171.07, subdivision 3, is amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Identification card; fee.

(a) Upon payment of the required fee, the
department shall issue to every qualifying applicant a Minnesota identification card. The
department may not issue a Minnesota identification card to an individual who has a
driver's license, other than a limited license. The card must bear a distinguishing number
assigned to the applicant; a colored photograph or an electronically produced image of
the applicantnew text begin that shows the full head and face of the personnew text end; the applicant's full name
and date of birth; either (1) the licensee's residence address, or (2) the designated address
under section 5B.05; a description of the applicant in the manner as the commissioner
deems necessary; and the usual signature of the applicant.

(b) If the United States Postal Service will not deliver mail to the applicant's
residence address as listed on the Minnesota identification card, then the applicant shall
provide verification from the United States Postal Service that mail will not be delivered
to the applicant's residence address and that mail will be delivered to a specified alternate
mailing address. When an applicant provides an alternate mailing address under this
subdivision, the commissioner shall use the alternate mailing address in lieu of the
applicant's residence address for all notices and mailings to the applicant.

(c) Each identification card issued to an applicant under the age of 21 must be of a
distinguishing color and plainly marked "Under-21."

(d) Each Minnesota identification card must be plainly marked "Minnesota
identification card - not a driver's license."

(e) The fee for a Minnesota identification card is 50 cents when issued to a person
who is developmentally disabled, as defined in section 252A.02, subdivision 2; a
physically disabled person, as defined in section 169.345, subdivision 2; or, a person with
mental illness, as described in section 245.462, subdivision 20, paragraph (c).

Sec. 3. new text begin REPEALER.
new text end

new text begin Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 13.6905, subdivision 8; and 171.071, subdivision
1,
new text end new text begin are repealed.
new text end