Identification privilege cards; authorizes DMV to issue, fee, confidentiality, penalties. (HB2138)

Introduced By

Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City) with support from 12 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Identification privilege cards; fee; confidentiality; penalties. Authorizes the Department of Motor Vehicles to issue identification privilege cards to applicants who hold a citizenship or legal presence status that is eligible for a special identification card or a limited-duration special identification card and have reported income from Virginia sources or been claimed as a dependent on an individual tax return filed with the Commonwealth in the preceding 12 months. The bill provides that identification privilege cards shall be treated as special identification cards unless otherwise provided in the Code of Virginia. The bill limits the release of certain information stored by the Department. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2022. Read the Bill »


04/07/2021: enacted


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102728D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee on Transportation
01/13/2021Impact statement from VCSC (HB2138)
01/17/2021Assigned Transportation sub: Transportation Innovations and General Topics
01/19/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/19/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (6-Y 2-N)
01/19/2021Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/21/2021Reported from Transportation with amendment(s) (13-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2021Reported from Transportation with amendment(s) (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2021Read first time
01/25/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2021Read second time
01/25/2021Committee amendments agreed to
01/25/2021Amendment by Delegate Guzman agreed to
01/25/2021Engrossed by House as amended HB2138E
01/25/2021Printed as engrossed 21102728D-E
01/26/2021Read third time and passed House (57-Y 43-N)
01/26/2021VOTE: Passage (57-Y 43-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
01/27/2021Referred to Committee on Transportation
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Transportation (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2021Reported from Transportation (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/16/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations (11-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Read third time
02/17/2021Passed Senate (19-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2138ER)
02/22/2021Signed by President
02/24/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2138ER)
02/24/2021Signed by Speaker
02/25/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 25, 2021
02/25/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/31/2021Governor's recommendation received by House
04/07/2021Placed on Calendar
04/07/2021House concurred in Governor's recommendation (59-Y 41-N)
04/07/2021VOTE: Adoption (59-Y 41-N)
04/07/2021Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (21-Y 19-N)
04/07/2021G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/07/2021Reenrolled bill text (HB2138ER2)
04/07/2021Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/07/2021Signed by President as reenrolled
04/07/2021Enacted, Chapter 544 (effective 1/1/22)
04/07/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0544)