Motor Vehicles, Department of; access to certain documents. (SB405)

Introduced By

Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Motor Vehicles; access to documents. Provides for the Department of Motor Vehicles (Department) to facilitate access to certain documents. The bill requires the Department to accept a printed version of an online United States Postal Service change of address confirmation as primary proof of Virginia residency for the purpose of issuing special identification cards and certain driver's licenses and permits. The bill prohibits the Department from charging fees for the issuance of driver's licenses, learner's permits, commercial driver's licenses, special identification cards, and special identification cards without a photograph if the applicant provides proof that he is a current recipient of a state or federally funded public assistance program for the indigent. The bill requires the Department to issue, upon request and free of charge, a special identification card to replace any suspended, revoked, or canceled driver's license surrendered to a court or the Department. The bill requires the Department of Corrections and the sheriff, jail superintendent, or other jail administrator of a local correctional facility to provide, upon request and free of charge, a special identification card to a prisoner upon his release. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103436D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/30/2020Stricken at request of Patron in Transportation (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)