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Brief Description: Authorizing the issuance of identicards at a reduced cost to applicants who are under the age of eighteen and without a permanent residence address.
Sponsors: Senators Liias, Hobbs, Walsh, King, Takko, Saldaña, Cleveland, Chase, Kuderer and Wellman.
Hearing Date: 3/16/17
Staff: Jennifer Harris (786-7143).
The Department of Licensing (DOL) is required to issue a standard identicard to an applicant who does not hold a valid Washington driver's license, proves his or her identity, and pays the required fee. The issuance fee for a standard identicard that is valid for six years is $54, unless an applicant is a recipient of public assistance grants and is referred in writing by the Secretary of Social and Health Services. For these individuals, the fee must be set to equal the cost of production of the identicard.
To prove identity, a driver's license or identicard applicant must provide at least one of the following forms of identifying documentation containing a signature and a photograph of the applicant: (1) a valid or recently expired driver's license or instruction permit that includes the date of birth of the applicant; (2) a Washington identicard or an identification card issued by another state; (3) an identification card issued by the United States (U.S.), a state, or an agency of the U.S. or a state, of a kind commonly used to identify the members or employees of the government agency; (4) a military identification card; (5) a U.S. passport; or (6) an immigration and naturalization service form.
An applicant who is under the age of 18 may also establish identity by providing an affidavit of the applicant's parent or guardian, as long as the parent or guardian accompanies the minor and displays or provides (1) at least one piece of documentation noted above to establish the identity of the parent or guardian, and (2) additional documentation establishing the relationship between the parent or guardian and the applicant.
Summary of Bill:
Identicards issued to individuals under the age of 18 who do not have a permanent residence address, as determined by the DOL by rule, must be charged a fee equal to the cost of production of the identicard.
Fiscal Note: Available.
Effective Date: The bill takes effect 90 days after adjournment of the session in which the bill is passed.