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SF 345

6th Engrossment - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 05/06/2010 04:47pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to drivers' licenses; creating enhanced driver's license and enhanced
identification card; providing for selective service system registration; providing
for fees, eligibility requirements, employment use, application requirements,
issuance, security, and appearance relating to drivers' licenses and identification
cards; directing commissioner of public safety to seek approval of card by
Homeland Security secretary for proof of identity and citizenship and for use in
entering United States; amending Minnesota Statutes 2008, sections 171.01,
by adding subdivisions; 171.04, by adding subdivisions; 171.06, subdivisions
1, 2, 6; 171.07, subdivision 3, by adding subdivisions; 171.071, by adding
a subdivision; 171.12, by adding a subdivision; Minnesota Statutes 2009
Supplement, section 171.06, subdivision 3; proposing coding for new law in
Minnesota Statutes, chapter 171.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 171.01, is amended by adding a
subdivision to read:


new text begin Subd. 37a. new text end

new text begin Enhanced driver's license. new text end

new text begin "Enhanced driver's license" means a license,
instruction permit, or provisional license, to operate a motor vehicle issued or issuable
under the laws of this state by the commissioner of public safety that denotes citizenship
and identity and contains technology and security features approved by the secretary of
the United States Department of Homeland Security. An enhanced driver's license may be
used in the same manner as a driver's license, instruction permit, or provisional license,
and is approved by the secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security
for purposes of entering the United States. All provisions in this chapter relating to drivers'
licenses, instruction permits, and provisional licenses, including cancellation, suspension,
revocation, reinstatement, examination, restriction, expiration, renewal, and unlawful acts
and violations, apply to an enhanced driver's license.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 171.01, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 37b. new text end

new text begin Enhanced identification card. new text end

new text begin "Enhanced identification card" means an
identification card issued or issuable under the laws of this state by the commissioner of
public safety that denotes citizenship and identity and contains technology and security
features approved by the secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security.
An enhanced identification card may be used in the same manner as an identification card
and is approved by the secretary of the United States Department of Homeland Security
for purposes of entering the United States.
new text end

Sec. 3.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 171.04, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Persons not eligible for enhanced driver's license. new text end

new text begin The department shall
not issue an enhanced driver's license to any person who is:
new text end

new text begin (1) under 16 years of age;
new text end

new text begin (2) not a resident of this state;
new text end

new text begin (3) not a citizen of the United States of America; or
new text end

new text begin (4) described in subdivision 1, clauses (4) to (12), or (14).
new text end

Sec. 4.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 171.04, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 4. new text end

new text begin Employment. new text end

new text begin No employer may require an employee to apply for or
use an enhanced driver's license as a condition of employment, nor may an employer
discharge an employee or otherwise discriminate or retaliate against an employee who
refuses to apply for or use an enhanced driver's license.
new text end

Sec. 5.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 171.06, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Forms of application.

Every application for a Minnesota
identification card, new text beginfor an enhanced identification card, new text endfor an instruction permit, for a
provisional license, deleted text beginordeleted text end for a driver's licensenew text begin, or for an enhanced driver's license new text end must be
made in a format approved by the department, and every application must be accompanied
by the proper fee. All first-time applications and change-of-status applications must be
signed in the presence of the person authorized to accept the application, or the signature
on the application may be verified by a notary public. All applications requiring evidence
of legal presence in the United States new text beginor United States citizenship new text endmust be signed in
the presence of the person authorized to accept the application, or the signature on the
application may be verified by a notary public.

Sec. 6.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 171.06, subdivision 2, is amended to read:


Subd. 2.

Fees.

(a) The fees for a license and Minnesota identification card are
as follows:

Classified Driver's License
D-$22.25
C-$26.25
B-$33.25
A-$41.25
Classified Under-21 D.L.
D-$22.25
C-$26.25
B-$33.25
A-$21.25
new text begin Enhanced Driver's License
new text end
new text begin D-$37.25
new text end
new text begin C-$41.25
new text end
new text begin B-$48.25
new text end
new text begin A-$56.25
new text end
Instruction Permit
$10.25
new text begin Enhanced Instruction
Permit
new text end
new text begin $25.25
new text end
Provisional License
$13.25
new text begin Enhanced Provisional
License
new text end
new text begin $28.25
new text end
Duplicate License or
duplicate identification
card
$11.75
new text begin Enhanced Duplicate
License or enhanced
duplicate identification
card
new text end
new text begin $26.75
new text end
Minnesota identification
card or Under-21
Minnesota identification
card, other than duplicate,
except as otherwise
provided in section 171.07,
subdivisions 3
and 3a
$16.25
new text begin Enhanced Minnesota
identification card
new text end
new text begin $31.25
new text end

In addition to each fee required in this paragraph, the commissioner shall collect a
surcharge of $1.75 until June 30, 2012. Surcharges collected under this paragraph must be
credited to the driver and vehicle services technology account in the special revenue fund
under section 299A.705.

(b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a), an individual who holds a provisional license and
has a driving record free of (1) convictions for a violation of section 169A.20, 169A.33,
169A.35, or sections 169A.50 to 169A.53, (2) convictions for crash-related moving
violations, and (3) convictions for moving violations that are not crash related, shall have a
$3.50 credit toward the fee for any classified under-21 driver's license. "Moving violation"
has the meaning given it in section 171.04, subdivision 1.

(c) In addition to the driver's license fee required under paragraph (a), the
commissioner shall collect an additional $4 processing fee from each new applicant
or individual renewing a license with a school bus endorsement to cover the costs for
processing an applicant's initial and biennial physical examination certificate. The
department shall not charge these applicants any other fee to receive or renew the
endorsement.

Sec. 7.

Minnesota Statutes 2009 Supplement, section 171.06, subdivision 3, is
amended to read:


Subd. 3.

Contents of application; other information.

(a) An application must:

(1) state the full name, date of birth, sex, and either (i) the residence address of the
applicant, or (ii) designated address under section 5B.05;

(2) as may be required by the commissioner, contain a description of the applicant
and any other facts pertaining to the applicant, the applicant's driving privileges, and the
applicant's ability to operate a motor vehicle with safety;

(3) state:

(i) the applicant's Social Security number; or

(ii) if the applicant does not have a Social Security number and is applying for a
Minnesota identification card, instruction permit, or class D provisional or driver's license,
that the applicant certifies that the applicant does not have a Social Security number;

(4) new text beginin the case of an application for an enhanced driver's license or enhanced
identification card, present:
new text end

new text begin (i) proof satisfactory to the commissioner of the applicant's full legal name, United
States citizenship, identity, date of birth, Social Security number, and residence address;
and
new text end

new text begin (ii) a photographic identity document;
new text end

new text begin (5) new text endcontain a space where the applicant may indicate a desire to make an anatomical
gift according to paragraph (b);

deleted text begin (5)deleted text end new text begin(6) new text endcontain a notification to the applicant of the availability of a living will/health
care directive designation on the license under section 171.07, subdivision 7; and

deleted text begin (6)deleted text end new text begin(7) new text endcontain a space where the applicant may request a veteran designation on
the license under section 171.07, subdivision 15, and the driving record under section
171.12, subdivision 5a.

(b) If the applicant does not indicate a desire to make an anatomical gift when
the application is made, the applicant must be offered a donor document in accordance
with section 171.07, subdivision 5. The application must contain statements sufficient to
comply with the requirements of the Darlene Luther Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift
Act, chapter 525A, so that execution of the application or donor document will make
the anatomical gift as provided in section 171.07, subdivision 5, for those indicating a
desire to make an anatomical gift. The application must be accompanied by information
describing Minnesota laws regarding anatomical gifts and the need for and benefits of
anatomical gifts, and the legal implications of making an anatomical gift, including the
law governing revocation of anatomical gifts. The commissioner shall distribute a notice
that must accompany all applications for and renewals of a driver's license or Minnesota
identification card. The notice must be prepared in conjunction with a Minnesota organ
procurement organization that is certified by the federal Department of Health and Human
Services and must include:

(1) a statement that provides a fair and reasonable description of the organ donation
process, the care of the donor body after death, and the importance of informing family
members of the donation decision; and

(2) a telephone number in a certified Minnesota organ procurement organization that
may be called with respect to questions regarding anatomical gifts.

(c) The application must be accompanied also by information containing relevant
facts relating to:

(1) the effect of alcohol on driving ability;

(2) the effect of mixing alcohol with drugs;

(3) the laws of Minnesota relating to operation of a motor vehicle while under the
influence of alcohol or a controlled substance; and

(4) the levels of alcohol-related fatalities and accidents in Minnesota and of arrests
for alcohol-related violations.

Sec. 8.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 171.06, subdivision 6, is amended to read:


Subd. 6.

Compliance with selective service system registration requirements.

(a) By applying for an original, duplicate, or renewal instruction permit, provisional
driver's license, driver's license, new text beginenhanced driver's license, new text endcommercial driver's license, deleted text beginordeleted text end
state identification card, new text beginor enhanced identification card, new text endan applicant under the age of 26,
who is a United States citizen or resident, consents to registration in compliance with the
requirements of the Military Selective Service Act, United States Code, title 50, appendix,
section 453. The application form must state that submission of the application constitutes
consent to registration with the selective service system, if required by federal law.

(b) The commissioner shall forward to the selective service system in an electronic
format the necessary personal information required for registration of an applicant
described in paragraph (a). If the applicant is under the age of 18, and the license or card
to be issued will expire after the applicant's 18th birthday, then the commissioner shall
forward the necessary information to the selective service system when the applicant
reaches the age of 18.

Sec. 9.

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. new text beginThe department may not issue an enhanced
identification card to an individual who is under 16 years of age, not a resident of this
state, or not a citizen of the United States of America.
new text endThe card must bear a distinguishing
number assigned to the applicant; a colored photograph or an electronically produced
image of the applicant; 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. 10.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 171.07, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 4a. new text end

new text begin Employment. new text end

new text begin No employer may require an employee to apply for or use
an enhanced identification card as a condition of employment, nor may an employer
discharge an employee or otherwise discriminate or retaliate against an employee who
refuses to apply for or use an enhanced identification card.
new text end

Sec. 11.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 171.07, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 9a. new text end

new text begin Security for enhanced driver's license and identification card. new text end

new text begin An
enhanced driver's license or enhanced identification card must include reasonable security
measures to prevent counterfeiting and to protect against unauthorized disclosure of
personal information regarding residents of this state that is contained in the enhanced
driver's license or enhanced identification card. The enhanced driver's license must include
the best available anticounterfeit laminate technology. The enhanced driver's license or
enhanced identification card may include radio frequency identification technology that
is limited to a randomly assigned number, which must be encrypted if agreed to by the
United States Department of Homeland Security and does not include biometric data
or any information other than the citizenship status of the license holder or cardholder.
The commissioner shall ensure that the radio frequency identification technology is
secure from unauthorized data access. An applicant must sign an acknowledgment of
understanding of the radio frequency identification technology and its use for the sole
purpose of verifying United States citizenship before being issued an enhanced driver's
license or an enhanced identification card.
new text end

Sec. 12.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 171.07, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 16. new text end

new text begin Enhanced driver's license and identification card. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this
section, "license" includes "enhanced driver's license," and "identification card" includes
"enhanced identification card."
new text end

Sec. 13.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 171.071, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 3. new text end

new text begin Exception. new text end

new text begin Subdivisions 1 and 2 do not apply to the commissioner's
requirements pertaining to a photograph or electronically produced image on an enhanced
driver's license or an enhanced identification card.
new text end

Sec. 14.

Minnesota Statutes 2008, section 171.12, is amended by adding a subdivision
to read:


new text begin Subd. 10. new text end

new text begin Enhanced driver's license and identification card. new text end

new text begin For purposes of this
section, "license" includes "enhanced driver's license," and "identification card" includes
"enhanced identification card."
new text end

Sec. 15.

new text begin [171.122] ENHANCED DRIVERS' LICENSES AND IDENTIFICATION
CARDS; LIMITATION.
new text end

new text begin Provisions of chapter 171 that relate expressly to enhanced drivers' licenses or
enhanced identification cards apply only to drivers' licenses within the meaning of section
171.01, subdivision 37a, and identification cards within the meaning of section 171.01,
subdivision 37b, unless otherwise expressly provided in statute.
new text end

Sec. 16. new text beginAGREEMENT FOR ENHANCED LICENSE AND IDENTIFICATION
CARD.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of public safety shall enter into an agreement with the secretary
of the United States Department of Homeland Security to develop an enhanced Minnesota
driver's license and an enhanced Minnesota identification card to be designated by the
secretary as acceptable documents to denote identity and citizenship for purposes of
entering the United States at land and sea ports of entry upon implementation of section
7209 of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (United States
Code, title 8, section 1185 Note).
new text end

Sec. 17. new text beginRULEMAKING.
new text end

new text begin The commissioner of public safety shall amend Minnesota Rules, parts 7410.0100,
7410.0400, and 7410.0410, so that an applicant for an enhanced driver's license or
enhanced identification card must prove United States citizenship and otherwise comply
with applicable requirements of Minnesota Statutes, section 171.06, subdivision 3. The
amendments must be adopted pursuant to Minnesota Statutes, sections 14.131 to 14.20.
new text end

Sec. 18. new text beginEFFECTIVE DATE.
new text end

new text begin Sections 16 and 17 are effective the day following final enactment. Sections 1 to 15
are effective June 1, 2012, for every enhanced driver's license and enhanced identification
card that is issued on or after January 1, 2013.
new text end