Transportation Committee

JOINT FAVORABLE REPORT

Bill No.:

HB-6366

Title:

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

Vote Date:

3/18/2015

Vote Action:

Joint Favorable

PH Date:

2/9/2015

File No.:

405

SPONSORS OF BILL:

Transportation Committee

Rep. Juan R. Candelaria, 95th District

REASONS FOR BILL:

This bill would allow the Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles to accept foreign birth certificates as a form of identification for applications for “Drive-Only” licenses.

RESPONSE FROM ADMINISTRATION/AGENCY:

None Expressed

NATURE AND SOURCES OF SUPPORT:

David McGuire, ACLU- Supports this bill because it would help DMV verify someone's credentials.

Juan Candelaria, State Representative, 95th District- Supports this bill because “it would ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of Connecticut's 'Drive-Only” program.”

Nick Torres, Director of Advocacy, Junta for Progressive Action- Supports this bill because only accepting marriage and baptismal certificates as secondary documents “unfairly favors people of faith”.

NATURE AND SOURCES OF OPPOSITION:

None Expressed

Reported by: Tristan Stanziale

Date: March 25, 2015