SB 5382

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Synopsis as Enacted

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.

Senate Committee on Transportation

House Committee on Transportation

Background: The Washington State Department of Licensing (DOL) issues driver's licenses, endorsements, and identicards that are valid for up to six years. An identicard is a Washington identification card (ID) issued by the DOL.

The DOL must issue an identicard, containing a picture, to any applicant provided that the applicant: (1) does not hold a valid Washington driver's license, (2) proves the applicant's identity, and (3) pays the required statutory $54 fee, unless the applicant receives public assistance, in which case the cost is equal to the actual cost to produce the identicard.

Identicards are distinctly designed so that they are not confused with an official driver's license and expire on the sixth anniversary of the applicant's birth date after issuance. An applicant may renew an identicard by means of personal appearance at a DOL office, by mail, or electronic commerce.

Summary: People who are under the age of 18 and who do not have a primary residence address would be able to qualify to receive an identicard from the DOL at cost. The DOL would be required to actuate in rule how not having a primary residence address would be determined.

Votes on Final Passage:








July 23, 2017

August 30, 2017 (Section 2)