Current Status Bill Number:
88Type of Legislation: General Bill GBIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19950110Primary Sponsor: McConnellAll Sponsors: McConnell, RoseDrafted Document Number: JIC\5032SD.95Residing Body: SenateCurrent Committee: Transportation Committee 15 STSubject: Drivers license, social security number deleted
Body Date Action Description Com Leg Involved ______ ________ _______________________________________ _______ ____________ Senate 19950110 Introduced, read first time, 15 ST referred to Committee Senate 19941003 Prefiled, referred to Committee 15 STView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
TO AMEND SECTION 56-1-90, AS AMENDED, CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, RELATING TO IDENTIFICATION FOR A 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, as amended by Section 1299 of Act 181 of 1993, is further amended to read:
"Section 56-1-90. The department 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 department pursuant to Section 12-54-240(B)(7) which permits the department 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.