Colorado Rights Blog

SB15-066: Noncitizen Resident Identification Documents

Immigrants’ Rights
Bill Number: SB15-066
Year: 2015
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: Melton/Ulibarri


Currently, a person who is not lawfully present in the United States must produce a taxpayer identification number, among other documents, in order to obtain a driver’s license or identification card. Section 1 of the bill expands this requirement so that a person may produce a social security number instead. Currently, the applicant must also document that the applicant has been a resident in Colorado for the last 24 months. Section 1 clarifies that the documentation need not account for every day of those 24 months. Currently, a person who is temporarily lawfully present may obtain a driver’s license. Section 2 clarifies that an international student need not surrender a driver’s license issued in a foreign jurisdiction.

Current Status:

02/02/2015 - Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely

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