Bill Summary for H 33 (2011-2012)
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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.
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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 Provides that any government policy or ordinance that contradicts this section is repealed.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.