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SF 746

2nd Engrossment - 91st Legislature (2019 - 2020) Posted on 04/08/2019 02:07pm

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

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A bill for an act
relating to public safety; authorizing disclosure of emergency contacts on driver's
license applications; amending Minnesota Statutes 2018, sections 171.06,
subdivision 3; 171.12, by adding a subdivision.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, 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 is not eligible for a Social Security number;

(4) contain 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

(5) deleted text begincontain spaces wheredeleted text endnew text begin include a method fornew text end the applicant deleted text beginmaydeleted text endnew text begin tonew text end:

(i) request a veteran designation on the license under section 171.07, subdivision 15,
and the driving record under section 171.12, subdivision 5a;

(ii) indicate a desire to make an anatomical gift under paragraph (d); deleted text beginand
deleted text end

(iii) as applicable, designate document retention as provided under section 171.12,
subdivision 3cdeleted text begin.deleted text endnew text begin; and
new text end

new text begin (iv) indicate emergency contacts as provided under section 171.12, subdivision 5b.
new text end

(b) Applications must be accompanied by satisfactory evidence demonstrating:

(1) identity, date of birth, and any legal name change if applicable; and

(2) for driver's licenses and Minnesota identification cards that meet all requirements of
the REAL ID Act:

(i) principal residence address in Minnesota, including application for a change of address,
unless the applicant provides a designated address under section 5B.05;

(ii) Social Security number, or related documentation as applicable; and

(iii) lawful status, as defined in Code of Federal Regulations, title 6, section 37.3.

(c) An application for an enhanced driver's license or enhanced identification card must
be accompanied by:

(1) satisfactory evidence demonstrating the applicant's full legal name and United States
citizenship; and

(2) a photographic identity document.

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2020.
new text end

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2018, section 171.12, is amended by adding a subdivision to

new text begin Subd. 5b. new text end

new text begin Emergency contacts; data classification. new text end

new text begin (a) Upon a request by an applicant
for a driver's license, instruction permit, or Minnesota identification card under section
171.06, subdivision 3, the commissioner must maintain electronic records of names and
contact information for up to three emergency contacts for the applicant.
new text end

new text begin (b) A person who has provided emergency contact information under this subdivision
may change, add, or delete the information at any point. Notwithstanding section 171.061,
a driver's license agent must not charge a fee for a transaction described in this paragraph.
new text end

new text begin (c) Emergency contact data are classified as private data on individuals as defined in
section 13.02, subdivision 12, except that the commissioner may share emergency contact
information with peace officers, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and authorized
emergency department staff to notify the emergency contacts regarding an emergency.
new text end

new text begin EFFECTIVE DATE. new text end

new text begin This section is effective July 1, 2020.
new text end