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General Assembly

 

Bill No. 60

February Session, 2006

 

LCO No. 711

 

*00711__________*

Referred to Committee on Transportation

 

Introduced by:

 

SEN. DELUCA, 32nd Dist.

REP. WARD, 86th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING COMPLIANCE WITH FEDERAL DRIVER LICENSING STANDARDS.

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

Section 1. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2006) As used in section 2 of this act and subsection (a) of section 14-44d of the general statutes, as amended by this act, the term "full legal name" means the most complete version of the name that appears on a person's certificate of birth, official passport or other document or documents accepted by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles to verify the person's identity, unless the person presents a marriage license or certificate, a certificate of civil union, a divorce decree or an order of a court of competent jurisdiction pertaining to a permanent change of the person's name.

Sec. 2. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2006) (a) Each motor vehicle operator's license issued by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles in accordance with section 14-36 of the 2006 supplement to the general statutes and each identity card issued by said commissioner in accordance with section 1-1h of the 2006 supplement to the general statutes shall contain the following:

(1) The person's full legal name, as defined in section 1 of this act;

(2) The person's date of birth;

(3) The person's gender;

(4) The person's height and eye color;

(5) The person's assigned operator's license or identity card number;

(6) The person's address of principle residence in this state;

(7) The person's signature; and

(8) The person's color photograph or digital image.

(b) The commissioner shall provide that each such license or identity card document contains physical security features designed to prevent tampering, counterfeiting or duplication of the document.

(c) Each such document shall also contain one or more machine-readable technology feature or component, including, but not limited to, a bar code or magnetic strip.

Sec. 3. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2006) Before the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles issues a motor vehicle operator's license, in accordance with the provisions of section 14-36 of the 2006 supplement to the general statutes, as amended by this act, a commercial driver's license, in accordance with the provisions of section 14-44d of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or an identity card, in accordance with the provisions of section 1-1h of the general statutes, as amended by this act, to any person who is not a citizen or national of the United States, the commissioner shall verify that such person has been lawfully admitted for permanent or temporary residence in the United States.

Sec. 4. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2006) On and after May 11, 2008, the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall not accept an application for a motor vehicle operator's license, commercial driver's license or an identity card from any person who is not a citizen or national unless it is accompanied by valid, documentary evidence that the person:

(1) Is an alien lawfully admitted for permanent or temporary residence in the United States;

(2) Has conditional permanent resident status in the United States;

(3) Has an approved application for asylum in the United States or has entered into the United States in refugee status;

(4) Has a valid, unexpired nonimmigrant visa or nonimmigrant visa status for entry into the United States;

(5) Has a pending application for asylum in the United States;

(6) Has a pending or approved application for temporary protected status in the United States;

(7) Has approved deferred action status; or

(8) Has a pending application for adjustment of status to that of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence in the United States or conditional permanent resident status in the United States.

Sec. 5. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2006) On and after May 11, 2008, if an applicant for an operator's license, commercial driver's license or identity card under section 4 of this act provides evidence that such applicant has the status described in any provision of subdivisions (4) to (8), inclusive, of section 4 of this act, or otherwise indicates that the applicant's presence in the United States is, pursuant to any provision of federal law, of limited duration and if the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles determines that the applicant has satisfied all other requirements of law for such person's application to be granted, the commissioner shall issue a temporary, limited-term motor vehicle operator's license, commercial driver's license or identity card. Such operator's license or identity card shall be valid only during the applicant's authorized stay in the United States or, if there is no definite end to the period of authorized stay, one year. The expiration date of any operator's license or identity card issued under this section shall be clearly displayed, and any such document issued shall clearly indicate that it is temporary. The commissioner shall not grant an application for renewal or for an extension of the term of any such operator's license or identity card unless the holder of such document presents valid documentary evidence that an authorized official or agency of the United States has taken an action that has the effect of extending such holder's period of authorized stay. The fee for a motor vehicle operator's license or commercial driver's license issued for a limited term shall be prorated annually in accordance with the provisions of section 14-41 of the 2006 supplement to the general statutes or 14-44h of the 2006 supplement to the general statutes, as applicable.

Sec. 6. Section 1-1h of the 2006 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2006):

(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] a copy of the applicant's birth certificate or other prima facie evidence of date of birth and evidence of identity, including, but not limited to, the applicant's federal Social Security number. Such application shall also include: (1) The applicant's name; (2) the applicant's address; (3) [whether the address is permanent or temporary; (4)] the applicant's birthdate; (4) the applicant's federal Social Security number; (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 fifteen dollars shall be paid to the department upon issuance to the applicant of an identity card which contains a [picture] color photograph or digital image of the applicant and [specifies the applicant's height, sex and eye color] the additional information prescribed in section 2 of this act. The applicant shall sign the application in the presence of an official of the department. The commissioner may waive the fifteen-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, as amended.

(b) An identity card shall expire within a period not exceeding four years from the date of issuance of such card. Each such card shall indicate its date of expiration. Any person who holds an identity card shall be notified by the commissioner before its expiration and may renew such card in such manner as the commissioner shall prescribe upon payment of a fee of fifteen dollars. No identity card that does not indicate its date of expiration issued by the commissioner in accordance with the provisions of this section in effect before October 1, 1999, shall be valid for any purpose and any such card shall be subject to confiscation by the commissioner or by any inspector of the Department of Motor Vehicles or law enforcement officer.

(c) A distinctive identity card shall be issued to any applicant less than twenty-one years of age. The identity card shall contain a statement that it is issued subject to the same verification of the applicant's identity as required for the issuance of a motor vehicle operator's license. The card may thereafter be exhibited to establish the age and identity of the person to whom it was issued.

(d) The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, in consultation with the Liquor Control Commission, shall adopt regulations in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 to carry out the purposes of this section and section 30-86.

(e) Any person who misrepresents his age or practices any other deceit in the procurement of an identity card, or uses or exhibits an identity card belonging to any other person, shall be fined not more than fifty dollars or imprisoned not more than thirty days or both.

(f) Any person who engages in license fraud or obtains or attempts to obtain an identity card by unlawful means, in violation of section 14-43, as amended by this act, shall be subject to the penalty provided by section 14-43, as amended by this act.

Sec. 7. Subsection (e) of section 14-36 of the 2006 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2006):

(e) (1) No motor vehicle operator's license shall be issued until (A) the applicant signs and files with the commissioner an application under oath, or made subject to penalties for false statement in accordance with section 53a-157b, and (B) the commissioner is satisfied that the applicant is sixteen years of age or older and is a suitable person to receive the license. (2) An applicant for a new motor vehicle operator's license shall, in the discretion of the commissioner, file, with the application, a copy of such applicant's birth certificate or other prima facie evidence of date of birth and evidence of identity, including, but not limited to, the applicant's federal Social Security number. (3) Before granting a license to any applicant who has not previously held a Connecticut motor vehicle operator's license, or who has not operated a motor vehicle during the preceding two years, the commissioner shall require the applicant to demonstrate personally to the commissioner, a deputy or a motor vehicle inspector or an agent of the commissioner, in such manner as the commissioner directs, that the applicant is a proper person to operate motor vehicles of the class for which such applicant has applied, has sufficient knowledge of the mechanism of the motor vehicles to ensure their safe operation by him or her and has satisfactory knowledge of the laws concerning motor vehicles and the rules of the road. If any such applicant has held a license from a state, territory or possession of the United States where a similar examination is required, or if any such applicant is a person honorably separated from the United States armed forces who applies within two years following the separation and who, prior to the separation, held a military operator's license for motor vehicles of the same class as that for which such applicant has applied, the commissioner may waive part or all of the examination. When the commissioner is satisfied as to the ability and competency of any applicant, the commissioner may issue to such applicant a license, either unlimited or containing such limitations as the commissioner deems advisable, and specifying the class of motor vehicles which the licensee is eligible to operate. (4) If any applicant or operator license holder has any health problem which might affect such person's ability to operate a motor vehicle safely, the commissioner may require the applicant or license holder to demonstrate personally or otherwise establish that, notwithstanding such problem, such applicant or license holder is a proper person to operate a motor vehicle, and the commissioner may further require a certificate of such applicant's condition, signed by a medical authority designated by the commissioner, which certificate shall in all cases be treated as confidential by the commissioner. A license, containing such limitation as the commissioner deems advisable, may be issued or renewed in any case, but nothing in this section shall be construed to prevent the commissioner from refusing a license, either limited or unlimited, to any person or suspending a license of a person whom the commissioner determines to be incapable of safely operating a motor vehicle. Consistent with budgetary allotments, each motor vehicle operator's license issued to or renewed by a deaf or hearing impaired person shall, upon the request of such person, indicate such impairment. Such person shall submit a certificate stating such impairment, in such form as the commissioner may require and signed by a licensed health care practitioner. (5) The issuance of a motor vehicle operator's license to any applicant who is the holder of a license issued by another state shall be subject to the provisions of sections 14-111c and 14-111k, as amended.

Sec. 8. Section 14-36d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2006):

(a) [Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c) of this section and subject to the provisions of section 14-41, the commissioner shall issue a motor vehicle operator's license containing a picture of the licensee. The license shall be of such form and content as the commissioner may prescribe and shall be signed by the licensee.] The commissioner may acquire, by lease or purchase, and install at offices of the Department of Motor Vehicles and at such other locations where operator's licenses are issued or renewed, such equipment as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this [section] chapter.

[(b) The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall, upon the first issuance of a motor vehicle operator's license to any person less than twenty-one years of age, issue a license containing a picture of the licensee. Such license shall indicate the date of such person's twenty-first birthday, be of such form and content as the commissioner may prescribe and be signed by the licensee.]

[(c)] (b) The commissioner may [issue a temporary license without a picture of the licensee to out-of-state applicants, to members of the armed forces and in such other situations as the commissioner finds necessary, provided a temporary license shall be valid only until the applicant has had time to appear and to have his picture taken and a license containing his picture issued] provide for the renewal of any motor vehicle operator's license, commercial driver's license or identity card without personal appearance of the license holder, in circumstances where the holder is a member of the armed forces, is temporarily residing outside of this state for business or educational purposes, or in other circumstances where, in the judgment of the commissioner such personal appearance would be impractical or pose a significant hardship. The commissioner shall decline to issue any such renewal without personal appearance if the commissioner is not satisfied as to the reasons why the applicant cannot personally appear, if the commissioner does not have the applicant's color photograph or digital image on file, if satisfactory evidence of the identity of the applicant has not been presented, or if the commissioner has reason to believe that the applicant is no longer a legal resident of this state.

(c) The commissioner may adopt regulations to provide for the renewal of the motor vehicle operator's license, commercial driver's license or identity card of any person not identified in subsection (b) of this section by mail or by electronic communication with the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Sec. 9. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2006) Each federal Social Security number furnished to the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles in connection with an application for a motor vehicle operator's license, in accordance with subsection (e) of section 14-36 of the 2006 supplement to the general statutes, as amended by this act, a commercial driver's license, in accordance with section 14-44d of the general statutes, as amended by this act, or an identity card, in accordance with section 1-1h of the 2006 supplement to the general statutes, as amended by this act, shall be checked against the records of the United States Social Security Administration. The commissioner may refuse to issue or renew an operator's license, commercial driver's license or identity card or may suspend or revoke any license or identity card that has been issued, if the federal Social Security number furnished by the applicant does not match the number on file with and reported by the United States Social Security Administration. The commissioner shall inform each applicant who is not issued such operator's license, commercial driver's license or identity card and each holder of a license or identity card whose operator's license, commercial driver's license or identity card is suspended or revoked pursuant to the requirements of this section as to the steps that the applicant or license or card holder may take to resolve the indicated discrepancy or problem concerning the applicant's federal Social Security number.

Sec. 10. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2006) (a) The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall not grant an application for a motor vehicle operator's license, commercial driver's license or identity card or issue such a license or identity card to any person until the commissioner, or the commissioner's designee, has reviewed the applicant's information required to establish the applicant's identity, in accordance with such methods and procedures as the commissioner may establish. The commissioner shall not accept any foreign document, other than an official passport, for identification purposes. If the commissioner has reason to believe that a person holds more than one card or license, except for a duplicate license issued pursuant to section 14-50a of the general statutes, the commissioner shall, in addition to any other actions authorized by law, suspend or revoke all licenses or cards issued to the person.

(b) If an applicant for a motor vehicle operator's license, a commercial driver's license or an identity card meets the requirements to be issued such document and pays the fee required by section 1-1h of the 2006 supplement to the general statutes, 14-41 of the 2006 supplement to the general statutes or 14-44i of the general statutes, as applicable, the commissioner may, pending the verification of information concerning the applicant's identity, issue a conditional license or identity card. A conditional license shall entitle the applicant to operate a motor vehicle on any state highway and shall be valid for a period established by the commissioner, but not more than sixty days. Each conditional license issued shall bear on its face the word "CONDITIONAL" and the date of expiration. Notwithstanding the provisions of section 2 of this act, section 1-1h of the 2006 supplement to the general statutes, as amended by this act, and section 14-36d of the general statutes, as amended by this act, a conditional license may not contain a picture or image of the individual to whom it is issued.

Sec. 11. Section 4a-78 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective from passage):

It is the policy of the state to require persons applying for a license, selling goods or services [,] or leasing real or personal property to a public agency, [or, after October 1, 2001, registering any motor vehicle with the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles] to furnish a federal Social Security account number or federal employer identification number or both, if available, to establish the identification of persons affected by the tax laws of the state and for that purpose only to treat public agencies as having an administrative responsibility for the tax laws of the state.

Sec. 12. Subsection (a) of section 14-44d of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2006):

(a) A commercial driver's license shall be marked "Commercial Driver's License" or "CDL", and shall be, to the maximum extent practicable, tamper proof. It shall include, at a minimum, the following items of information:

(1) The full legal name and principle residence address in this state of the person;

(2) The person's color [picture] photograph or digital image;

(3) A physical description of the person, including [sex] gender, height and eye color;

(4) Date of birth;

(5) The person's signature;

(6) The class or type of commercial motor vehicle or vehicles which the license authorizes the person to drive, together with any endorsements or restrictions;

(7) The name of this state and assigned license number; and

(8) The dates between which the license is valid.

Sec. 13. Section 14-43 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2006):

(a) As used in this section:

(1) "License fraud" means (A) the presentation of a document to the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles, in connection with an application for a motor vehicle operator's license, commercial driver's license or an identity card authorized in section 1-1h, as amended by this act, that is a forged instrument, as defined in section 53a-137, or is known by the applicant or individual presenting the document to contain false information concerning the applicant; (B) procuring, attempting to procure or receiving a motor vehicle operator's license, commercial driver's license or identity card from the Department of Motor Vehicles or from any employee or agent of the department, by unlawful means; (C) issuing or attempting to issue, as an employee or agent of the Department of Motor Vehicles, a motor vehicle operator's license, commercial driver's license or identity card by unlawful means; (D) misrepresentation or impersonation to obtain a motor vehicle operator's license, commercial driver's license or identity card for another person.

(2) "Unlawful means" means any intentional action or conduct to circumvent or to attempt to circumvent any of the legal requirements or the procedures established by the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles for the issuance of a valid motor vehicle operator's license, commercial driver's license or identity card.

[(a)] (b) An operator's license, commercial driver's license or identity card issued upon an application containing any material false statement or obtained by license fraud or by unlawful means is void from the date of its issue and shall be surrendered, on demand, to the commissioner employee or agent of the department or to any sworn law enforcement officer. Any moneys paid for the license, commercial driver's license or identity card shall be forfeited to the state.

[(b) No person shall obtain or attempt to obtain any license for another by misrepresentation or impersonation and any license obtained by misrepresentation or impersonation is void.]

(c) Any person who [violates any provision of this section and any person who] fails to surrender [a falsely obtained] an operator's license, commercial driver's license or identity card that was falsely obtained or obtained by license fraud or unlawful means upon the demand of the commissioner or a law enforcement officer shall be fined not more than [two] five hundred dollars.

(d) Any person who engages in license fraud or obtains or attempts to obtain a motor vehicle operator's license, commercial driver's license or identity card by unlawful means shall be guilty of a class D felony.

Sec. 14. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2006) The Department of Motor Vehicles shall require each applicant for a position of employment with the department (1) to state whether the applicant has ever been convicted of a crime, to state whether criminal charges are pending against the applicant at the time of the application and, if so, to identify the charges and court in which they are pending, and (2) if offered employment with the department, to be fingerprinted and to submit to state and national criminal history records checks. The criminal history records checks required by this section shall be in accordance with section 29-17a of the 2006 supplement to the general statutes.

Sec. 15. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2006) (a) As used in this section, the term "state" has the same meaning as provided in section 201(5) of the REAL ID Act of 2005.

(b) On and after May 11, 2008, if an applicant for a motor vehicle operator's license, commercial driver's license or identity card is the holder of a similar document issued by any other state, the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles shall not grant the application until the applicant surrenders the document and until the issuing state confirms that all the rights and privileges conferred by such document have been terminated.

Sec. 16. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2006) (a) As used in this section, the term "fraudulent" means a document that is forged, substantially altered or intended to identify a person other than the applicant.

(b) If the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles has reason to believe that any identification document presented by an applicant in connection with an application for a motor vehicle operator's license, commercial driver's license or identity card is fraudulent, the commissioner or any employee of the Department of Motor Vehicles authorized and designated by the commissioner may take immediate possession of such document. The applicant who has presented such document, the possession of which is taken and retained by the commissioner or the commissioner's designee, shall be given a written receipt, substantially conforming to a receipt for seized property given in accordance with the provisions of section 54-36f of the general statutes. The commissioner shall have no obligation to return the document unless the commissioner determines, upon further inquiry and investigation that it is genuine, or the commissioner is presented with an order of the superior court made in accordance with the provisions of section 54-36a of the general statutes.

Sec. 17. Section 14-111 of the 2006 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2006):

(a) No provision of this chapter shall be construed to prohibit the commissioner from suspending or revoking any registration or any operator's license issued under the provisions of any statute relating to motor vehicles, or from suspending the right of any person to operate a motor vehicle in this state, or from suspending or revoking the right of any nonresident to operate, or the right to any operation of, any motor vehicle within this state, for any cause that he deems sufficient, with or without a hearing. Whenever any certificate of registration or any operator's license or both are suspended or revoked, [all evidence of the same shall be delivered forthwith to the commissioner or to any person authorized by him to receive the same, and] the commissioner or any person authorized by him may seize such certificate of registration or operator's license and all evidence of the same. Except as otherwise provided by law, the commissioner may cancel any such suspension or revocation and may return such certificate of registration or the operator's license either with or without an additional fee, provided no certificate of registration or operator's license which has been suspended for any definite term, except as provided in subsection (k) of this section, shall be returned until the term of suspension has been completed. [Any appeal taken from the action of the commissioner shall not act as a stay of suspension or revocation except with his consent.] No service of process shall be necessary in connection with any of the prescribed activities of the commissioner, but a notice forwarded by bulk certified mail to the address of the person registered as owner [or operator] of any motor vehicle, or as the holder of any operator's license, as shown by the records of the commissioner shall be sufficient notice to such person that the certificate of registration or operator's license is revoked or under suspension.

(b) (1) Whenever the holder of any motor vehicle operator's license has been convicted or has forfeited any bond taken or has received a suspended judgment or sentence for any of the following violations, the commissioner shall, without hearing, suspend his operator's license as follows: For a first violation of subsection (a) of section 14-224 or section 14-110, 14-215, as amended, or 53a-119b, for a period of not less than one year and, for a subsequent violation thereof, for a period of not less than two years; for a violation of subsection (a) of section 14-222, for a period of not less than thirty days or more than ninety days and, for a subsequent violation thereof, for a period of not less than ninety days; for a violation of subsection (b) of section 14-224, for a period of not less than ninety days; and, for a subsequent violation thereof, for a period of not less than one year; for a first violation of subsection (b) of section 14-147, for a period of not less than ninety days and, for a subsequent violation thereof, for a period of not less than [five] two years; for a first violation of subsection (c) of section 14-147, for a period of not less than thirty days and, for a subsequent violation thereof, for a period of not less than one year.

(2) The commissioner may suspend the motor vehicle operator's license of any person (A) who was arrested for a felony, and (B) for whom there is an outstanding warrant for rearrest for failing to appear when legally called with regard to such felony. The suspension shall terminate no later than the date on which such person appears before the court with regard to such felony or such failure to appear.

(c) Repealed by P.A. 95-260, S. 23, 24, effective June 13, 1995.

(d) Notice of the revocation or suspension of any license or registration shall be transmitted forthwith by the commissioner to the chief of police of the city or the prosecuting officers or selectmen of the town or borough in which the person whose license or registration certificate so suspended or revoked resides.

(e) The commissioner may hold hearings in each judicial district on all matters arising within such judicial district under the provisions of this chapter. He may use any court room, when the same is not in use by the court, for the purpose of holding hearings and may require the attendance of any officer authorized to serve criminal process, and such officer shall be under the direction of the commissioner. The fees of witnesses and officers shall be the same as in criminal cases before the Superior Court and shall be paid by the Treasurer upon order of the Comptroller.

(f) The Superior Court may, by mandamus or other appropriate remedy, upon application of the commissioner, enforce any order issued by the commissioner under the provisions of this section.

(g) In case of failure forthwith to return any certificate of registration, number plate or plates of any motor vehicle or operator's license upon order of the commissioner, no certificate of registration shall be issued for any motor vehicle licensed by the certificate not returned and no operator's license shall be issued to the negligent party within a period of one year except by an order of the commissioner.

(h) When any person who does not hold a Connecticut operator's license is convicted or has his case nolled or is given a suspended judgment or sentence for a violation of any provision of section 14-36, as amended, 14-110, 14-145, subsection (b) of section 14-147, 14-215, as amended, 14-224, subsection (a) of section 14-227a, as amended, or 14-229, the commissioner shall not issue to [him a nonresident or resident] such person an operator's license during such period as the commissioner may determine, which period shall not be less than the period provided for suspension in subsection (b) of this section or in subsection (g) of section 14-227a, as amended. When any person is convicted or has his case nolled or is given a suspended judgment or sentence for any violation of any of the provisions of section 14-12, as amended, the commissioner shall not issue registration for any motor vehicle owned by such person until thirty days after application therefor.

(i) Whenever any person has been prosecuted for perjury or false statement under the provisions of section 14-110 and the case has been nolled or a suspended sentence or judgment entered, and when the false statement refers to the name or age or a former suspension or former conviction of the applicant, the commissioner shall suspend or withhold such applicant's license for a period of not less than thirty days plus the period of time wherein the applicant was in possession of the void license.

(j) Before returning any registration certificate or any operator's license which has been suspended or revoked, the commissioner may require the owner of the motor vehicle or the operator to file with him a surety company bond, conditioned as he directs and taken to the state, as a condition precedent to the return of such certificate or operator's license.

(k) (1) Whenever any person has been convicted of any violation of section 14-110, 14-147, 14-215, as amended, 14-222 or 14-224 and such person's license has been suspended by the commissioner or, if such person has had his or her license suspended in accordance with the provisions of section 14-111c or 14-111n, such person may make application to the commissioner for the reversal or reduction of the term of such suspension. Such application shall be in writing and shall state specifically the reasons why such applicant believes that the applicant is entitled to such reversal or reduction. The commissioner shall consider each such application and the applicant's driver control record, as defined in section 14-111h, and may grant a hearing to the applicant in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 and section 14-4a.

(2) Any person whose license has been revoked in accordance with subparagraph (C) of subdivision (3) of subsection (g) of section 14-227a, as amended, on or after October 1, 1999, may, at any time after ten years from the date of such revocation, make application to the commissioner in accordance with the provisions of subdivision (1) of this subsection for reversal or reduction of such revocation.

Sec. 18. (NEW) (Effective July 1, 2006) (a) The Commissioner of Motor Vehicles may apply the standards set forth in this act to any operator's license, commercial driver's license or identity card issued before the effective date of this section, and may require compliance with such standards as a condition to renew any such document. The commissioner shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes, to implement the provisions of this act. The regulations shall require regular training sessions for the staff of the Department of Motor Vehicles with regard to recognizing and verifying identification documents, including documents issued by federal agencies to evidence the lawful presence of individuals in the United States.

(b) Any person aggrieved by a decision of the commissioner made pursuant to sections 2, 3, 4, or 10 of this act or section 14-36d of the general statutes, as amended by this act, shall be entitled to an administrative hearing in accordance with the provisions of chapter 54 of the general statutes.

Sec. 19. Subsections (d) and (j) of section 14-111 of the 2006 supplement to the general statutes are repealed. (Effective July 1, 2006)

This act shall take effect as follows and shall amend the following sections:

Section 1

July 1, 2006

New section

Sec. 2

July 1, 2006

New section

Sec. 3

July 1, 2006

New section

Sec. 4

July 1, 2006

New section

Sec. 5

July 1, 2006

New section

Sec. 6

July 1, 2006

1-1h

Sec. 7

July 1, 2006

14-36(e)

Sec. 8

July 1, 2006

14-36d

Sec. 9

July 1, 2006

New section

Sec. 10

July 1, 2006

New section

Sec. 11

from passage

4a-78

Sec. 12

July 1, 2006

14-44d(a)

Sec. 13

July 1, 2006

14-43

Sec. 14

July 1, 2006

New section

Sec. 15

July 1, 2006

New section

Sec. 16

July 1, 2006

New section

Sec. 17

July 1, 2006

14-111

Sec. 18

July 1, 2006

New section

Sec. 19

July 1, 2006

Repealer section

Statement of Purpose:

To implement the Governor's budget recommendations.

[Proposed deletions are enclosed in brackets. Proposed additions are indicated by underline, except that when the entire text of a bill or resolution or a section of a bill or resolution is new, it is not underlined.]