Substitute Senate Bill No. 999

Public Act No. 01-63

AN ACT CONCERNING THE USE OF A CERTIFICATE OF IDENTIFICATION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION TO OBTAIN AN IDENTITY CARD.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Subsection (a) of section 1-1h of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(a) Any person who does not possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license may apply to the Department of Motor Vehicles for an identity card. The application for an identity card shall be accompanied by the birth certificate of the applicant or a certificate of identification of the applicant issued and authorized for such use by the Department of Correction. Such application shall include: (1) The applicant's name; (2) the applicant's address; (3) whether the address is permanent or temporary; (4) the applicant's birthdate; (5) notice to the applicant that false statements on such application are punishable under section 53a-157b; and (6) such other pertinent information as the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles deems necessary. A fee of ten dollars shall be paid to the department upon issuance to the applicant of an identity card which contains a picture of the applicant and specifies the applicant's height, sex and eye color. The applicant shall sign the application in the presence of an official of the department. The commissioner may waive the ten-dollar fee for any applicant who has voluntarily surrendered such applicant's motor vehicle operator's license or whose license has been refused by the commissioner pursuant to subdivision (4) of subsection (e) of section 14-36.

Approved May 31, 2001