Immigration Control and Financial Responsibility Act of 1996
(Engrossed Senate Amendment)
SEC. 118. IMPROVEMENTS IN IDENTIFICATION-RELATED DOCUMENTS.
(b) STATE-ISSUED DRIVERS LICENSES
(1) SOCIAL SECURITY ACCOUNT NUMBER
Each State-issued driver's license and identification document shall contain a social security account number, except that this paragraph shall not apply if the document or license is issued by a State that requires, pursuant to a statute, regulation, or administrative policy which was, respectively, enacted, promulgated, or implemented, prior to the date of enactment of this Act, that--
(A) every applicant for such license or document submit the number, and
(B) an agency of such State verify with the Social Security Administration that the number is valid and is not a number assigned for use by persons without authority to work in the United States, but not that the number appears on the card.
(2) APPLICATION PROCESS
The application process for a State driver's license or identification document shall include the presentation of such evidence of identity as is required by regulations promulgated by the Secretary of Transportation, after consultation with the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators.
(3) FORM OF LICENSE AND IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENT
Each State driver's license and identification document shall be in a form consistent with requirements set forth in regulations promulgated by the Secretary of Transportation, after consultation with the American Association of Motorn Vehicle Administrators. Such form shall contain security features designed to limit tampering, counterfeiting, and use by impostors.
(4) LIMITATION ON ACCEPTANCE OF LICENSE AND IDENTIFICATION DOCUMENT
Neither the Social Security Administration or the Passport Office or any other Federal agency or any State or local government agency may accept for any evidentiary purpose a State driver's license or identification document in a form other than the form described in paragraph (3).
(5) EFFECTIVE DATES
(A) Except as otherwise provided in subparagraph (B) or (C), this subsection shall take effect on October 1, 2000. B)(i) With respect to driver's licenses or identification documents issued by States that issue such licenses or documents for a period of validity of six years or less, paragraphs (1) and (3) shall apply beginning on October 1, 2000, but only to licenses or documents issued to an individual for the first time and to replacement or renewal licenses issued according to State law.
(ii) With respect to driver's licenses or identification documents issued in States that issue such licenses or documents for a period of validity of more than six years, paragraphs (1) and (3) shall apply--
(I) during the period of October 1, 2000 through September 30, 2006, only to licenses or documents issued to an individual for the first time and to replacement or renewal licenses issued according to State law, and
(II) beginning on October 1, 2006, to all driver's licenses or identification documents issued by such States.
(C) Paragraph (4) shall take effect on October 1, 2006.
Legislation to implement the national identification system is currently in effect or in the process of implementation in approximately 28 states, in response to a directive from Congress quietly passed into law Sept 30 1996, titled The Omnibus Appropriations Act, 1997. (Public Law 104-208 sec 656.)
Georgia citizens are petitioning to repeal the law passed in their state.