Motor Vehicles, Department of; issuance of certain documents, citizenship requirement. (HB1211)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield) with support from co-patrons Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville), Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake), and Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Motor Vehicles; driver documents and reexamination fees. Removes the citizenship and legal presence requirements for obtaining a driver's license or special identification card. The bill requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to cancel any (i) REAL ID-compliant driver's license or special identification card and (ii) commercial driver's license or commercial learner's permit if the Department is notified by a federal agency that the individual to whom such document was issued is not in compliance with the citizenship and lawful residency requirements for such license, card, or permit. The bill prohibits the release, with some exceptions, of proof documents and information about them, applications relating to the issuance of a driving credential or a special identification card, and photographs of the applicant. The bill creates a $5 reexamination fee for the administration of a knowledge or skills test for obtaining a driver's license, learner's permit, motorcycle license, or commercial driver's license. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2021, and contains technical amendments. Read the Bill »


02/12/2020: In Committee


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103891D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/15/2020Assigned Transportation sub: Transportation Innovations and General Topics
01/28/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 4-N)
01/28/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/30/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/30/2020Reported from Transportation with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/30/2020Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety
01/30/2020Committee substitute printed 20107009D-H1
02/05/2020Impact statement from VCSC (HB1211H1)
02/07/2020Reported from Appropriations with amendment (13-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (5-Y 3-N)
02/07/2020Reported from Appropriations with amendment (12-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2020Read first time
02/10/2020Read second time
02/10/2020Committee on Transportation substitute agreed to 20107009D-H1
02/10/2020Committee on Appropriations amendment agreed to
02/10/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB1211EH1
02/10/2020Printed as engrossed 20107009D-EH1
02/11/2020Read third time and passed House (57-Y 42-N)
02/11/2020VOTE: Passage (57-Y 42-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2020Referred to Committee on Transportation

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