House Bill 169

Last Action to Transportation (H)
Title AN ACT relating to certificates for driving.
Bill Documents Bill
Impact Statements Fiscal Note
Bill Request Number 295
Sponsors L. Clark, D. Floyd, L. Belcher, J. Donohue, D. Horlander, C. Miller, D. Watkins
Summary of Original Version Create new sections of KRS 186.400 to 186.640 to define the term "certificate for driving" as a document issued by the Transportation Cabinet to an individual 18 years or older who has resided in the Commonwealth for a minimum of three years and who cannot prove citizenship or meet the requirements of KRS 186.412(2) to (4); mandate that certificates for driving be clearly distinguishable from regular operator's licenses and clearly state on the face that the document is not to be used for identification purposes; require the cabinet to establish a unique identifying number system for certificates and keep a database of all certificate holders and their driving histories available for the use of law enforcement agencies; require that the certificate for driving have a color photograph of the applicant on it; provide that the certificate for driving shall be valid for one year; require that the certificate for driving clearly state on its face that it is valid in Kentucky only; prohibit the use of the certificate for driving database from being used for the investigation or enforcement of immigration laws; require the cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations to provide standards for the application, issuance, denial, and revocation of certificates; set out application procedures for certificates for driving; require application to be made in Frankfort or at a regional office of the cabinet; require the Department of Kentucky State Police to examine all applicants for a certificate; impose instruction permit restrictions on individuals applying for a certificate who do not have a valid license from another state or recognized foreign jurisdiction; set out denial criteria and revocation criteria; prohibit the Transportation Cabinet from issuing a certificate for driving to a person whose driving was suspended for any reason other than a conviction for failure to have insurance or a conviction for driving without an operator's license; require the cabinet to establish a points and suspension system for moving violations similar to the one used for operator's licenses; make certificates valid for one year, with renewal; require possession of the certificate at all times when operating a motor vehicle; require certificate holders to notify the circuit clerk of name and address changes; set the fee for a certificate at the same fee as for an operator's license; establish an initial application fee of $100; prohibit certificate holders from possessing an operator's license; prohibit certificate holders from operating a commercial motor vehicle; subject certificate holders to existing penalties for DUI and driving on a suspended license; EFFECTIVE 1/1/17.
Index Headings of Original Version Fiscal Note - Certificate for driving, establishment of
Effective Dates, Delayed - BR 295 certificate for driving, establishment of, 1/1/17
Motor Vehicles - Certificate for driving, establishment of
Police, City and County - Certificate for driving, establishment of
Police, State - Certificate for driving, establishment of
Transportation - Certificate for driving, establishment of
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Transportation Cabinet, certificate for driving
Circuit Clerks - Certificate for driving, establishment of


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