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Amendment

 

February Session, 2010

LCO No. 5138

   
 

*SB0041405138SRO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. MCKINNEY, 28th Dist.

SEN. FASANO, 34th Dist.

 

To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 414

File No. 265

Cal. No. 195

After the last section, add the following and renumber sections and internal references accordingly:

"Sec. 501. (NEW) (Effective January 1, 2011) (a) Before the Commissioner of Motor Vehicles issues a motor vehicle operator's license, commercial driver's license or identity card 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.

(b) The commissioner shall not accept an application for a motor vehicle operator's license, commercial driver's license or identity card from any person who is not a citizen or national of the United States 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 (A) permanent residence in the United States, or (B) conditional permanent resident status in the United States.

(c) If an applicant for an operator's license, commercial driver's license or identity card under subsection (b) of this section provides evidence that such applicant has the status described in any provision of subdivisions (4) to (8), inclusive, of subsection (b) of this section, or otherwise indicates that such applicant's presence in the United States is, pursuant to any provision of federal law, of limited duration and if the commissioner determines that such applicant has satisfied all other requirements for the issuance of such license, the commissioner shall issue a limited-term motor vehicle operator's license, commercial driver's license or identity card. Such 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 authorized period of stay, for one year. The expiration date of any license or identity card issued under this section shall be clearly displayed on such license or card, and shall clearly indicate that it is of limited duration. The name or other means of identification of the department employee who issues or renews any license or identity card shall be entered into the records of the department. The commissioner shall not grant an application for renewal or for an extension of the term of any such license or identity card unless the holder of such license or identity card presents evidence that an authorized official or agency of the United States government has extended such holder's period of authorized stay. The fee for a motor vehicle operator's license, commercial driver's license or identity card issued for a limited term shall be prorated annually in accordance with the provisions of section 1-1h, 14-41 or 14-44h of the general statutes, as applicable. "