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.

AMENDMENT

LCO No.: 7523

File Copy No.: 405

House Calendar No.: 263


OFA Fiscal Note

State Impact:

Agency Affected

Fund-Effect

FY 16 $

FY 17 $

Motor Vehicle Dept.

TF - Potential Revenue Gain

Potential

Potential

Department of Motor Vehicles

TF - Cost

None

up to $50,000

Note: TF=Transportation Fund

Municipal Impact: None

Explanation

The amendment strikes the underlying bill and its associated fiscal impact.

The amendment 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 amendment also requires “drive only” licenses to indicate that the license cannot be used for voting purposes. The amendment is anticipated to result in a cost of up to $50,000 to DMV for reprogramming costs and the issuance of new licenses.

Lastly, the amendment: (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.

The preceding Fiscal Impact statement is prepared for the benefit of the members of the General Assembly, solely for the purposes of information, summarization and explanation and does not represent the intent of the General Assembly or either chamber thereof for any purpose. In general, fiscal impacts are based upon a variety of informational sources, including the analyst's professional knowledge. Whenever applicable, agency data is consulted as part of the analysis, however final products do not necessarily reflect an assessment from any specific department.