HB 517/CI (BR 1497) - J. Higdon
AN ACT relating to operator's licenses.
Amend KRS 186.412, relating to the issuance of a driver's license, to permit a person to be issued an instruction permit or driver's license without a photograph based upon religious convictions; require as a condition of being issued a license without a photograph for the applicant to undergo a criminal history background check, submit an affidavit attesting to the person's religious objection to having a photograph taken, and submit to having a fingerprint placed upon the person's application and kept on file by the Transportation Cabinet; require the results of the background check to be sent to the Transportation Cabinet within 72 hours and require the cabinet to notify both the applicant and the circuit clerk as to the person's eligibility to be issued a license; require the cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations specifying conditions that will cause an applicant to be either eligible or ineligible to be issued a license based upon the background check; permit the State Police to charge a fee for conducting the background checks; limit the issuance of a license without a photograph to a Class D license and prohibit the issuance of a commercial driver's license without a photo; amend KRS 186.450, relating to the issuance of an instruction permit to conform; amend KRS 186.990 to establish a penalty of a Class D felony for any person who presents false or misleading information pertaining to their religious convictions to fraudulently obtain a license without a photograph, and upon conviction, permanently prohibit the person from being eligible to be issued an instruction permit or operator's license.
Feb 14-introduced in House
Feb 15-to Transportation (H)