Motor Vehicles, Department of; issuance of certain documents. (SB643)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon) with support from 14 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington), Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond), Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City), Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond), Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield), Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake), Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Motor Vehicles; issuance of certain documents; citizenship requirement. 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 has a delayed effective date of October 2, 2020, and contains technical amendments. This bill was incorporated into SB 34. Read the Bill »


01/30/2020: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102087D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/30/2020Incorporated by Transportation (SB34-Surovell) (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)