Special identification card without a photograph; fee, confidentiality, penalties. (HB2441)

Introduced By

Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg) with support from co-patrons Del. Steve Landes (R-Weyers Cave), and Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Special identification card without a photograph; fee; confidentiality; penalties. Requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue a special identification card without a photograph to a person with a sincerely held religious belief prohibiting the taking of a photograph who would otherwise meet the qualifications for a special identification card but also presents an approved and signed IRS Form 4029. The bill allows a special identification card without a photograph to be similar in size, shape, and design to a driver's license but requires (i) that it be clearly distinguishable from a driver's license, (ii) that it not include a photograph of its holder, and (iii) that it clearly state that (a) the card does not authorize the holder to operate a motor vehicle, (b) federal limits apply, and (c) the card is not valid identification to vote. The bill provides that giving false information, concealing a material fact, or otherwise committing a fraud in applying for a special identification card without a photograph is guilty of a Class 2 misdemeanor and that obtaining a special identification card without a photograph for the purpose of committing any offense punishable as a felony constitutes a Class 4 felony. The bill contains technical amendments. This bill is the result of a study conducted by the Department of Motor Vehicles. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2019Impact statement from VCSC (HB2441)
01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100181D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2441)
01/23/2019Impact statement from VCSC (HB2441)
01/24/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #4
01/25/2019Referred from Courts of Justice
01/25/2019Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/28/2019Assigned Transportation sub: Subcommittee #1
01/28/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2441)
01/29/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (8-Y 2-N)
01/31/2019Reported from Transportation with amendments (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Read second time
02/04/2019Committee amendments agreed to
02/04/2019Engrossed by House as amended HB2441E
02/04/2019Printed as engrossed 19100181D-E
02/05/2019Impact statement from VCSC (HB2441E)
02/05/2019Read third time and passed House (99-Y 0-N)
02/05/2019VOTE: PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/07/2019Rereferred from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2019Rereferred to Transportation
02/08/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2441E)
02/11/2019Rereferred from Transportation (9-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2019Rereferred to Finance
02/12/2019Reported from Finance (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2019Read third time
02/13/2019Passed Senate (37-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2441ER)
02/15/2019Impact statement from VCSC (HB2441ER)
02/15/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2441ER)
02/15/2019Signed by Speaker
02/15/2019Signed by President
02/19/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 25, 2019
02/19/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 19, 2019
02/19/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/05/2019Governor's recommendation received by House
04/03/2019Placed on Calendar
04/03/2019House concurred in Governor's recommendation (98-Y 0-N)
04/03/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2019Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2019G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/03/2019Reenrolled bill text (HB2441ER2)
04/03/2019Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/03/2019Signed by President as reenrolled
04/03/2019Enacted, Chapter 832 (effective 7/1/19)
04/03/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0832)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.