Current Status Introducing Body:
SenateBill Number: 90Primary Sponsor: McConnellCommittee Number: 15Type of Legislation: GBSubject: Drivers license application, social security not requiredResiding Body: SenateCurrent Committee: TransportationComputer Document Number: CYY/15036SD.93Introduced Date: 19930112Last History Body: SenateLast History Date: 19930112Last History Type: Introduced, read first time, referred to CommitteeScope of Legislation: StatewideAll Sponsors: McConnellType of Legislation: General Bill
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN Leg Involved ____ ______ ____________ ______________________________ ___ ____________ 90 Senate 19930112 Introduced, read first time, 15 referred to CommitteeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-90, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO IDENTIFICATION FOR DRIVER'S LICENSE APPLICATION, SO AS TO DELETE THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE APPLICANT'S SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER AND ITS PROOF.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. Section 56-1-90 of the 1976 Code is amended to read:
"Section 56-1-90. The South Carolina Department of Highways and Public Transportation may by rule require every applicant to submit for identification purposes proof of name, Social Security number, and date and place of birth when applying for a driver's license. An applicant for a driver's license, driver's permit, or special identification card or a renewal thereof may sufficiently prove the existence and validity of his Social Security number, for purposes of Section 14-7-130, by any reasonably reliable document containing the Social Security number. Such a document includes, but is not limited to, an official Social Security card, Social Security check, Social Security form SSA-1099, letter from the Social Security Administration, voter registration card, payroll stub, Federal W-2 form, or U.S. military identification card. The numbers may also be obtained from the South Carolina Tax Commission pursuant to Section 12-54-240(B)(7) which permits the Tax Commission to submit taxpayer Social Security numbers to the department and to the State Election Commission.
For purposes of this section, when a licensee is applying for a replacement license, the department must accept an affidavit as evidence that the licensee has established the existence and validity of his Social Security number at the time of license application. The driver's license number of a person may be his Social Security number.
This section does not prevent issuance of a driver's license or identification card to a foreign exchange student participating in a valid foreign exchange program."
SECTION 2. This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.