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HF 3964

1st Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 03/09/2020 05:53pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to transportation; governing implementation of compliance with the federal
REAL ID Act; eliminating certain background check requirements; amending
certain requirements on documentation of residence for driver's licenses and
Minnesota identification cards; appropriating money for Driver and Vehicle
Services temporary staffing; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 171.017,
subdivision 1; 171.0605, subdivision 5.

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

Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 171.017, subdivision 1, is amended to read:


Subdivision 1.

Background checks authorized.

The commissioner must investigate
the criminal history background of any driver's license agent and any current or prospective
employees of the department or driver's license agent being considered for any position that
has or will have the ability to:

(1) create or modify records of applicants for deleted text beginidentification cards and driver's licenses,
including
deleted text endnew text begin REAL ID compliant driver's licenses, REAL ID compliant identification cards,new text end
enhanced driver's licensesnew text begin,new text end and enhanced identification cards;

(2) issue enhanced driver's licenses or enhanced identification cards; or

(3) administer knowledge or skills tests under section 171.13 to an applicant for a
commercial driver's license.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 171.0605, subdivision 5, is amended to read:


Subd. 5.

Evidence; residence in Minnesota.

new text begin(a) new text endSubmission of two forms of
documentation from the following is satisfactory evidence of an applicant's principal
residence address in Minnesota under section 171.06, subdivision 3, paragraph (b):

(1) a home utility services bill issued no more than deleted text begin90 daysdeleted text endnew text begin 12 monthsnew text end before the
applicationdeleted text begin, provided that the commissioner must not accept a United States home utility
bill if two unrelated people are listed on the bill
deleted text end;

(2) a home utility services hook-up work order issued no more than deleted text begin90 daysdeleted text endnew text begin 12 monthsnew text end
before the applicationdeleted text begin, provided that the commissioner must not accept a home utility
services hook-up work order if two unrelated people are listed on the work order
deleted text end;

(3) United States new text beginbank or new text endfinancial information issued no more than deleted text begin90 daysdeleted text endnew text begin 12 monthsnew text end
before the application, with account numbers redacted, including:

(i) a bank account statement;

deleted text begin (ii) a canceled check; or
deleted text end

deleted text begin (iii)deleted text endnew text begin (ii)new text end a credit card new text beginor debit card new text endstatement;

new text begin (iii) a brokerage account statement; or
new text end

new text begin (iv) a money market account statement;
new text end

(4) deleted text begina United States high school identification card withdeleted text end a certified transcript from deleted text beginthedeleted text end new text begina
United States high
new text end school, if issued no more than 180 days before the application;

(5) deleted text begina Minnesota college or university identification card withdeleted text end a certified transcript from
deleted text begin thedeleted text end new text begina Minnesotanew text end college or university, if issued no more than 180 days before the application;

(6) an employment pay stub issued no more than deleted text begin90 daysdeleted text endnew text begin 12 monthsnew text end before the application
that lists the employer's namedeleted text begin,deleted text endnew text begin andnew text end addressdeleted text begin, and telephone numberdeleted text end;

(7) a Minnesota unemployment insurance benefit statement issued no more than deleted text begin90 daysdeleted text endnew text begin
12 months
new text end before the application;

(8) a statement from a housing with services building registered under chapter 144D,
nursing home licensed under chapter 144A, or a boarding care facility licensed under sections
144.50 to 144.56, that was issued no more than deleted text begin90 daysdeleted text endnew text begin 12 monthsnew text end before the application;

(9) a deleted text beginlife,deleted text end new text begincurrent policy or card for new text endhealth, automobile, homeowner's, or renter's insurance
deleted text begin policy issued no more than 90 days before the application, provided that the commissioner
must not accept a proof of insurance card
deleted text end;

(10) a federal or state income tax return deleted text beginor statementdeleted text end for the most recent tax filing year;

(11) a Minnesota property tax statement for the currentnew text begin or prior calendarnew text end year new text beginor a
proposed Minnesota property tax notice for the current year
new text endthat shows the applicant's
principal residential address both on the mailing portion and the portion stating what property
is being taxed;

(12) a Minnesota vehicle certificate of titledeleted text begin, if issued no more than 12 months before the
application
deleted text end;

(13) a filed property deed or title for current residencedeleted text begin, if issued no more than 12 months
before the application
deleted text end;

(14) a Supplemental Security Income award statement issued no more than 12 months
before the application;

(15) mortgage documents for the applicant's principal residence;

(16) a residential lease agreement for the applicant's principal residence issued no more
than 12 months before the application;

(17) a valid driver's license, including an instruction permit, issued under this chapter;

(18) a valid Minnesota identification card;

(19) an unexpired Minnesota professional license;

(20) an unexpired Selective Service card; deleted text beginor
deleted text end

(21) military orders that are still in effect at the time of applicationdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin;
new text end

new text begin (22) a cellular phone bill issued no more than 12 months before the application; or
new text end

new text begin (23) a valid license issued pursuant to the game and fish laws.
new text end

new text begin (b) In lieu of one of the two documents required by paragraph (a), an applicant under
the age of 18 may use a parent or guardian's proof of principal residence as provided in this
paragraph. The parent or guardian of the applicant must provide a document listed under
paragraph (a) that includes the same address as the address on the document provided by
the applicant. The parent or guardian must also certify that the applicant is the child of the
parent or guardian and lives at that address.
new text end

deleted text begin (b)deleted text endnew text begin (c)new text end A document under paragraph (a) must include the applicant's name and deleted text beginandeleted text end new text beginprincipal
residence
new text endaddress in Minnesota.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the first Monday on or after 28 days
following final enactment.
new text end

Sec. 3. new text beginDRIVER AND VEHICLE SERVICES TEMPORARY STAFFING;
APPROPRIATION.
new text end

new text begin (a) $2,709,000 in fiscal year 2020 is appropriated from the vehicle services operating
account in the special revenue fund to the commissioner of public safety to temporarily
increase the customer service capacity of Driver and Vehicle Services related to drivers'
licenses and Minnesota identification cards. This appropriation is only for work performed
or expenses incurred on or before June 30, 2021. This appropriation must be spent to hire
temporary or contract employees and equipment and space for these employees. This
appropriation must not be spent for permanent state employees.
new text end

new text begin (b) During the period from initial implementation of the temporary staffing to December
31, 2020, the commissioner must make reasonable efforts to achieve a turnaround time of
not more than 45 days to issue drivers' licenses and Minnesota identification cards.
new text end

new text begin (c) This is a onetime appropriation and is available until June 30, 2021.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective the day following final enactment.
new text end