2004 Regular Session
To: Judiciary, Division B
By: Senator(s) Harden, Jackson (11th), Williamson
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS 45-35-5 AND 45-35-7, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO CLARIFY THE RIGHT OF IMMIGRANTS TO OBTAIN A NONDRIVER'S IDENTIFICATION CARD; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:
SECTION 1. Section 45-35-5, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
45-35-5. Data for the issuance of an identification card shall include a birth certificate or other document to establish the age and identity of the applicant, the social security number of the applicant unless the applicant is not a United States citizen and does not have one, and such other identifying data as is required on an application for issuance of a driver's license.
SECTION 2. Section 45-35-7, Mississippi Code of 1972, is amended as follows:
45-35-7. (1) Except as provided in subsection (3) of this section, each applicant for an original identification card issued pursuant to this chapter who is entitled to issuance of such a card shall be issued a four-year card. Each card shall expire at midnight on the last day of the cardholder's birth month.
(2) Except as providedinsubsection (3) of this section, all renewal identification cards shall be for four-year periods and may be renewed any time during the birth month of the cardholder upon application and payment of the required fee.
(3) (a) Any applicant who is blind, as defined in Section 43-6-1, upon payment of the fee prescribed in this section, shall be issued an original identification card which shall remain valid for a period of ten (10) years. All renewal identification cards issued to such persons shall also be valid for a period of ten (10) years.
(b) Any applicant who is not a United States citizen, whether in the United States or Mississippi with documents or not, and who does not possess a social security number issued by the United States government, upon payment of the fee prescribed in this section, shall be issued an original identification card which shall remain valid for a period of one (1) year from date of issuance. All renewal identification cards issued to such persons shall also be valid for a period of one (1) year from date of issuance.
(4) A fee of Eleven Dollars ($11.00) shall be collected for the issuance of an original or renewal identification card plus the applicable photograph fee as provided in subsection (5) of this section. The fee of Eleven Dollars ($11.00) shall be deposited into the State General Fund. The photograph fee shall be deposited into a special photograph fee account or the State General Fund as provided under subsection (5) of this section.
(5) The Commissioner of Public Safety, by rule or regulation, shall establish an identification card photograph fee which shall be the actual cost of the photograph rounded off to the next highest dollar. Monies collected for the photograph fee shall be deposited into a special photograph fee account which the Department of Public Safety shall use to pay the actual cost of producing the photographs. Any monies collected in excess of the actual costs of the photography shall be deposited to the General Fund of the State of Mississippi.
(6) Any person who, for medical reasons, surrenders his unexpired driver's license, and any person whose unexpired driver's license is suspended for medical reasons by the Commissioner of Public Safety under Section 63-1-53(e), may be issued an identification card without payment of a fee. The identification card shall be valid for a period of four (4) years from its date of issue. All renewals of such card shall be subject to the fees prescribed in subsections (4) and (5) of this section.
(7) The department shall maintain a record of all identification cards issued, except for those cards cancelled, surrendered or denied renewal.
(8) (a) Any male who is at least eighteen (18) years of age but less than twenty-six (26) years of age and who applies for an identification card or a renewal of an identification card under this chapter shall be registered in compliance with the requirements of Section 3 of the Military Selective Service Act, 50 USCS Appx 451 et seq., as amended.
(b) The department shall forward in an electronic format the necessary personal information of the applicant to the Selective Service System. The applicant's submission of the application shall serve as an indication that the applicant either has already registered with the Selective Service System or that he is authorizing the department to forward to the Selective Service System the necessary information for registration. The commissioner shall notify the applicant on, or as a part of, the application that his submission of the application will serve as his consent to registration with the Selective Service System, if so required. The commissioner also shall notify any male applicant under the age of eighteen (18) that he will be registered upon turning age eighteen (18) as required by federal law.
SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2004.