Foreign country identification and documentation to be copied
when applying for a drivers license.
be amended to read as follows:
Any applicant under this chapter shall, on making application for an operator's
license, motorcycle operator's license, restricted minor's permit, motorcycle restricted minor's
permit, instruction permit, motorcycle instruction permit, or nondriver identification card, present
to the examiner a certified copy of a United States birth certificate issued in or by a city, county,
or state, a tribal identification card that provides evidence that a certified birth certificate issued
by a city, county, or state was used to obtain the tribal identification card and is in a form and
content acceptable to the Department of Public Safety, a naturalization and immigration record
authorizing the applicant's presence in the United States, or a valid passport.
If any of the
documentation offered by the applicant includes a naturalization and immigration record or has
been issued by a foreign country or jurisdiction, the department shall make a copy of the
documentation and shall retain the copy for one year from the date the copy was made or until the
expiration of any license, permit, or identification card issued in reliance upon the documentation,
whichever is later.
The examiner may accept other evidence of birth only if the examiner is
satisfied that the applicant cannot, for good reason beyond the applicant's control, produce such
primary documents. The Department of Public Safety may not require new evidence of birth at the
time an application is made by a person holding an operator's license, motorcycle operator's
license, restricted minor's permit, motorcycle restricted minor's permit, instruction permit,
motorcycle instruction permit, or nondriver identification card, if that person's driver license or
nondriver identification card is turned in to the department with the application. Any person who
obtains a driver license or nondriver identification card pursuant to this section fraudulently or by
use of a fraudulently obtained document is guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor.