DMV; applicants for driver's licenses, etc., to provide his race & ethnicity. (SB277)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Motor Vehicles; Virginia Community Policing Act; race and ethnicity data. Requires the Department of Motor Vehicles to require an applicant for an original driver's license, driver privilege card, special identification card with or without a photograph, and identification privilege card or the renewal or reissue of such license or card to provide his race and ethnicity. The bill prohibits displaying any such data in a readable form a credential issued by the Department and requires such data to be encoded in the barcode on the back of such license or card. The bill prohibits the release of such data to any entity other than the Department of State Police to be used exclusively for the Virginia Community Policing Act Database. Read the Bill »


01/11/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Transportation Committee


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22104166D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Transportation

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