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SB 159 (BR 1557) - R. Thomas
AN ACT relating to certificates for driving.
Create new sections of KRS 186.400 to 186.640 to define the term "certificate for driving" as a document issued by the Transportation Cabinet to an individual 18 years or older who has resided in the Commonwealth for a minimum of three years and who cannot prove citizenship or meet the requirements of KRS 186.412(2) to (4); mandate that certificates for driving be clearly distinguishable from regular operator's licenses and clearly state on the face that the document is not to be used for identification purposes; require the cabinet to establish a unique identifying number system for certificates and keep a database of all certificate holders and their driving histories available for the use of law enforcement agencies; require that the certificate for driving have a color photograph of the applicant on it; provide that the certificate for driving shall be valid for one year; require that the certificate for driving clearly state on its face that it is valid in Kentucky only; prohibit the use of the certificate for driving database from being used for the investigation or enforcement of immigration laws; require the cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations to provide standards for the application, issuance, denial, and revocation of certificates; set out application procedures for certificates for driving; require application to be made in Frankfort or at a regional office of the cabinet; require the Department of Kentucky State Police to examine all applicants for a certificate; impose instruction permit restrictions on individuals applying for a certificate who do not have a valid license from another state or recognized foreign jurisdiction; set out denial criteria and revocation criteria; prohibit the Transportation Cabinet from issuing a certificate for driving to a person whose driving was suspended for any reason other than a conviction for failure to have insurance or a conviction for driving without an operator's license; require the cabinet to establish a points and suspension system for moving violations similar to the one used for operator's licenses; make certificates valid for one year, with renewal; require possession of the certificate at all times when operating a motor vehicle; require certificate holders to notify the circuit clerk of name and address changes; set the fee for a certificate at the same fee as for an operator's license; establish an initial application fee of $100; prohibit certificate holders from possessing an operator's license; prohibit certificate holders from operating a commercial motor vehicle; subject certificate holders to existing penalties for DUI and driving on a suspended license; EFFECTIVE 1/1/17.
Feb 08, 2016 - introduced in Senate
Feb 10, 2016 - to Transportation (S)