V C Section 12801 Social Security Number Required

Social Security Number Required

12801.  Notwithstanding any other law, the department shall require an application for a driver’s license to contain the applicant’s social security account number and any other number or identifier determined to be appropriate by the department.

(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), an applicant who provides satisfactory proof that his or her presence in the United States is authorized under federal law, but who is not eligible for a social security account number, is eligible to receive an original driver’s license if he or she meets all other qualifications for licensure.

(c) Notwithstanding any other law, the social security account number collected on a driver’s license application shall not be displayed on the driver’s license, including, but not limited to, inclusion on a magnetic tape or strip used to store data on the license.

(d) This section shall become inoperative on January 1, 2015, or on the date that the director executes a declaration pursuant to Section 12801.11, whichever is sooner, and as of January 1, 2015, is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2015, deletes or extends that date.

Amended Sec. 2, Ch. 862, Stats. 2012. Effective January 1, 2013.
Amended and repealed Sec. 9, Ch. 524, Stats. 2013. Effective January 1, 2014. Repeal operative January 1, 2015.

NOTE: The preceding section shall become inoperative by its own provisions or is repealed January 1, 2015, at which time the following section becomes operative.

 12801 (a) Except as provided in subdivisions (b) and (c) and Section 12801.9, the department shall require an application for a driver’s license to contain the applicant’s social security account number and any other number or identifier determined to be appropriate by the department.

(b) An applicant who provides satisfactory proof that his or her presence in the United States is authorized under federal law, but who is not eligible for a social security account number, is eligible to receive an original driver’s license if he or she meets all other qualifications for licensure.

(c) (1) An applicant who is unable to provide satisfactory proof that his or her presence in the United States is authorized under federal law may sign an affidavit attesting that he or she is both ineligible for a social security account number and unable to submit satisfactory proof that his or her presence in the United States is authorized under federal law. This affidavit is not a public record.

(2) The submission of this affidavit shall be accepted by the department in lieu of a social security account number.

(3) This subdivision shall not apply to applications for a commercial driver’s license. The department shall require all applications for a commercial driver’s license to include the applicant’s social security account number.

(4) Nothing in this section shall be used to consider an individual's citizenship or immigration status as a basis for a criminal investigation, arrest, or detention.

(d) The department shall not complete an application for a driver’s license unless the applicant is in compliance with the requirements of subdivision (a), (b) or (c).

(e) Notwithstanding any other law, the social security account number collected on a driver’s license application shall not be displayed on the driver’s license including, but not limited to, inclusion on a magnetic tape or strip used to store data on the license.

(f) This section shall become operative on January 1, 2015, or on the date that the director executes a declaration pursuant to Section 12801.11, whichever is sooner.

This section shall become inoperative on the effective date of a final judicial determination made by any court of appellate jurisdiction that any provision of the act that added this section, or its application, either in whole or in part, is enjoined, found unconstitutional, or held invalid for any reason. The department shall post this information on its Internet Web site.

Added Sec. 10, Ch. 524, Stats. 2013. Operative January 1, 2015, or by its own provisions.

12801   (a) Notwithstanding any other law, the department shall require an application for a driver’s license to contain the applicant’s social security account number and any other number or identifier determined to be appropriate by the department.

(b) Notwithstanding subdivision (a), an applicant who provides satisfactory proof that his or her presence in the United States is authorized under federal law, but who is not eligible for a social security account number, is eligible to receive an original driver’s license if he or she meets all other qualifications for licensure.

(c) Notwithstanding any other law, the social security account number collected on a driver’s license application shall not be displayed on the driver’s license including, but not limited to, inclusion on a magnetic tape or strip used to store data on the license.

(d) This section shall become operative on the effective date of a final judicial determination made by any court of appellate jurisdiction that any provision of the act that added this section, or its application, either in whole or in part, is enjoined, found unconstitutional, or held invalid for any reason. The department shall post this information on its Internet Web site.

Added Sec. 11, Ch. 524, Stats. 2013. Effective January 1, 2014. This section becomes operative by its own provisions.