HB378 (2005) Detail

Relative to indicating citizenship on drivers' licenses.


HB 378 – AS INTRODUCED

2005 SESSION

05-0286

03/01

HOUSE BILL 378

AN ACT relative to indicating citizenship on drivers’ licenses.

SPONSORS: Rep. Boyce, Belk 5; Rep. Itse, Rock 9; Rep. Mirski, Graf 10; Rep. Slocum, Hills 6; Rep. Bicknell, Rock 1; Sen. Letourneau, Dist 19; Sen. Boyce, Dist 4

COMMITTEE: Transportation

ANALYSIS

This bill requires that drivers’ licenses indicate whether the licensee is a United States citizen.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

05-0286

03/01

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Five

AN ACT relative to indicating citizenship on drivers’ licenses.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

1 New Section; Issuance of Drivers’ Licenses; Evidence of Citizenship. Amend RSA 263 by inserting after section 5-c the following new section:

263:5-d Evidence of Citizenship. Before the department issues any license to any person under this chapter, the department shall have on file evidence of the person’s citizenship.

2 Drivers’ Licenses; Form of License. Amend RSA 263:40 to read as follows:

263:40 Form of License. The commissioner shall, upon payment of the required fee, issue to every applicant a driver’s license subject to such conditions as the commissioner may deem expedient and in such form as the commissioner may prescribe. The license shall bear thereon a distinguishing number assigned to the licensee, an indication of whether or not the licensee is a United States citizen, and an instant full-face color photograph, image, or likeness of the licensee. There shall also be provided a space wherein the licensee may enter his or her blood type if [he] the licensee so desires.

3 Commercial Driver License; Information Included. Amend RSA 263:91, I(i)-(j) to read as follows:

(i) The name of this state; [and]

(j) The expiration date; and

(k) Whether or not the licensee is a United States citizen.

4 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Links

HB378 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

Date Body Type

Bill Text Revisions

HB378 Revision: 8834 Date: Jan. 21, 2010, midnight

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