CONSULAR DOCUMENTS NOT ACCEPTABLE AS ID (NEW).

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House Bill 33 (Public) Filed Wednesday, February 2, 2011
TO PROVIDE THAT ONLY IDENTIFICATIONS APPROVED BY THE STATE MAY BE USED TO DETERMINE THE RELIABILITY OF A PERSON'S IDENTIFICATION FOR GOVERNMENTAL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT PURPOSES.
Intro. by Cleveland.

Status: Ref To Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate (Senate Action) (Apr 4 2011)
H 33

Bill Summaries:

  • Summary date: Mar 24 2011 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following changes to 2nd edition.
    Deletes all the provisions of the second edition which enumerated acceptable forms of identification for use in determining a person’s identity for governmental and law enforcement purposes and replaces them with AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN CONSULATE OR EMBASSY DOCUMENTS MAY NOT BE USED TO DETERMINE A PERSON’S IDENTIFICATION OR RESIDENCE FOR GOVERNMENTAL AND LAW ENFORCEMENT PURPOSES.
    Amends Article 18 (identification documents) of GS Chapter 15A to provide that a law enforcement officer, justice, judge, clerk, magistrate, or other government official cannot use the matricula consular or other similar document issued by a foreign consulate or embassy to determine a person’s actual identity or residency. Prohibits a local government from establishing via policy or ordinance the acceptability of the matricula consular or other similar document issued by a foreign consulate or embassy as a form of identification to be used to determine the identity or residence of any person. Provides that any government policy or ordinance that contradicts this section is repealed.
    Repeals the provisions in GS 20-7(b4) that allowed the use of matricula consular or other similar consulate documents as reliable indicators of residency for a North Carolina driver’s license. Repeals the provisions in GS 58-2-164 accepting the matricula consular or other similar documents as reliable evidence of residency for automobile insurance. Repeals the provision in GS 108A-53.3 accepting foreign consulate document as one of two proofs of residency for the receipt of medical assistance benefits. Specifically deletes a matricula consular or substantially similar document issued by the Mexican Consulate for North Carolina and any similar document issued by any other foreign consulate or embassy as an acceptable form of identification.


  • Summary date: Feb 28 2011 - More information

    House committee substitute makes the following change to 1st edition.
    Amends proposed GS 15A-306(a)(4) to clarify that one of the acceptable forms of identification is a passport issued by another government that is recognized as valid by the U.S. Department of State (previously, a passport issued by a government with diplomatic ties to the U.S.).


  • Summary date: Feb 2 2011 - More information

    Enacts new GS 15A-306 to list the following acceptable forms of identification for use in determining a person’s actual identity by a justice, judge, clerk, magistrate, law enforcement officer, or other government official: (1) a driver’s license issued by any state, with the term state defined in GS 20-4.01(45); (2) a special identification card issued under GS 20-37.7; (3) a military identification card issued by the United States Department of Defense; (4) a passport issued by a government with diplomatic ties to the U.S.; and (5) an official document issued by the U.S. government showing the person to be legally present in the United States.
    Prohibits any local government from establishing, by policy or ordinance, the acceptable use of any form of identification other than those forms listed in the statute. Repeals any contradicting local government policy or ordinance.


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