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.
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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