By: Shapleigh S.B. No. 77
A BILL TO BE ENTITLED
relating to the information required of an applicant for a driver's
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS:
SECTION 1. Section 521.142, Transportation Code, is amended
by amending Subsection (a) and adding Subsections (a-1) and (i) to
read as follows:
(a) An application for an original license must state the
applicant's full name and place and date of birth. This information
must be verified by presentation of proof of identity satisfactory
to the department. The department shall accept as proof of the
(1) a passport issued by a foreign jurisdiction
accompanied by an identification card from the country of origin
bearing the applicant's photograph; or
(2) an identification card issued to a national
residing in this state by the consulate of the applicant's country
of origin accompanied by an identification card from the country of
origin bearing the applicant's photograph.
(a-1) Subsection (a) does not require the department to
accept an identity document issued by a country that has been
designated by the United States secretary of state as a state
sponsor of terrorism. The governor or a person designated by the
governor may make exceptions to the application of this subsection.
(i) This subsection applies only to an applicant who does
not have a social security number and is not eligible to be issued a
social security number. In lieu of a social security number, the
department may allow the applicant to provide an affidavit
attesting that the applicant is not eligible for a social security
number. The affidavit must be on a form adopted by the department.
The department shall include on the form a notice of the penalties
under Section 37.10, Penal Code, for making or filing an
application containing a false statement. An applicant who is
subsequently issued a social security number shall notify the
department in writing of the issuance and provide the social
security number to the department not later than the 30th day after
the date of issuance.
SECTION 2. This Act takes effect September 1, 2005.