SUMMARY OF BILL
REPORTED FROM COMMITTEE
The bill would amend the Enhanced Driver License and Enhanced Official State Personal Identification Card Act to do the following:
-- Specify that an enhanced driver license or enhanced official State personal identification (ID) card that expired between February 1, 2020, and May 31, 2020, would be considered valid until June 30, 2020.
-- Require the Secretary of State (SOS) to process an application as a renewal of an existing driver license or ID card that expired between the dates specified above, if the SOS received it before June 30, 2020.
-- Prohibit the SOS from assessing a late renewal fee for an enhanced driver license or enhanced ID card that expired between the dates above and was renewed before June 30, 2020.
The bill would not have a significant fiscal impact on the Department of State, as the fees from renewals of enhanced driver licenses or enhanced official State identification cards eventually will be collected by the Department, albeit at a later date than normal.
Regarding late fees, the Department could see a decrease in revenue as the Department of State would not assess a late fee at renewal for a license or registration that expired between February 1, 2020, and May 31, 2020, so long as renewal occurred by June 30, 2020 (as stated in Executive Order 2020-47). On average, the Department of State collects an estimated $965,000 per month in late fees, a portion of which come from late fees for renewals of an enhanced driver license or an enhanced official State identification card.
This analysis was prepared by nonpartisan Senate staff for use by the Senate in its deliberations and does not constitute an official statement of legislative intent.