OFFICE OF FISCAL ANALYSIS

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HB-6366

AN ACT MAKING FOREIGN BIRTH CERTIFICATES A SECONDARY PROOF OF IDENTITY FOR A "DRIVE-ONLY" OPERATOR'S LICENSE.

As Amended by House "A" (LCO 7553)

House Calendar No.: 263


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 16 $

FY 17 $

Department of Motor Vehicles

TF - Potential Revenue Gain

Potential

Potential

Department of Motor Vehicles

TF - Potential Cost

None

up to $50,000

Note: TF=Transportation Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The bill allows the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to accept an original birth certificate from a foreign country as secondary proof of identity for a “drive only” license. This may result in a potential revenue gain to the Special Transportation Fund due to more eligibility for the license.

The bill also requires “drive only” licenses to indicate that the license cannot be used for voting purposes. The bill may result in a potential cost of up to $50,000 to DMV for reprogramming costs.

Lastly, the bill: (1) eliminates certain primary and secondary proof of identity documents, and (2) adds a valid foreign national identification card to the list of documents to be used for secondary proof of identify. The fiscal impact cannot be identified because the number of applicants who have these documents in unknown.

House “A” struck the underlying bill and its associated fiscal impact. The substitute language results in the fiscal impact described above.

The Out Years

The annualized ongoing fiscal impact identified above would continue into the future subject to the number of individuals applying for the “drive only” license.