Homeless Veteran’s ID Bill Passes In House

Rep. Reginald Bolding’s HB2575, which allows homeless veterans to apply and receive an ID if they do not have a residence address or their address is a shelter that provides services to the homeless, passed the House.

Bolding’s bill passed on a 54-5-1 vote.

ALLEN J Y ALSTON Y ANDRADE Y BARTON Y BENALLY Y
BLANC Y BOLDING Y BOWERS Y BOYER Y BUTLER Y
CAMPBELL Y CARDENAS Y CARTER Y CHÁVEZ Y CLARK Y
CLODFELTER Y COBB Y COLEMAN Y COOK Y DESCHEENIE Y
DUNN Y ENGEL Y EPSTEIN Y ESPINOZA Y FARNSWORTH E N
FERNANDEZ Y FINCHEM N FRIESE Y GABALDÓN Y GONZALES Y
GRANTHAM N HERNANDEZ Y JOHN Y KERN N LAWRENCE Y
LEACH Y LIVINGSTON Y MARTINEZ Y MITCHELL Y MOSLEY Y
NAVARRETE Y NORGAARD Y NUTT Y PAYNE Y PETEN Y
POWERS HANNLEY Y RIOS Y RIVERO Y SALDATE Y SALMAN Y
SHOPE Y STRINGER Y SYMS Y THORPE Y TOMA Y
TOWNSEND N UDALL Y UGENTI-RITA NV WENINGER Y MESNARD Y

HB 2575 – license; nonoperating identification; homeless veterans:

Provisions
1. Exempts veterans who have no address or whose address is that of a homeless shelter from the fees associated with receiving a driver license or nonoperating identification license. (Sec. 1, 3)
2. Specifies that an address is only necessary for the applicant to receive a driver license or instruction permit or a nonoperating identification license if the applicant has an address. (Sec. 2, 3)

Current Law

Fees for different types of driver licenses, learner permits, and other associated charges may range from $2 to $50, and the funds received from these fees are to be deposited into HURF by the Director (A.R.S. §28-3002).

An applicant must give ADOT satisfactory proof of the applicant’s full legal name, date of birth, sex, residence address, and that their residence in the United States is legal in order to receive:

1. An instruction permit or driver license (A.R.S. §28-3002); or
2. A nonoperating identification license.

Applicants for a nonoperating identification license are exempt from the associated fees if they are at least 65 years old or receive public monies for a disability under the Social Security Act (A.R.S. §28-3165).

A driver license issued by ADOT must contain a distinguishing assigned number, the license class, any endorsements, the date of birth and address of the licensee, a brief description of the licensee and the licensee’s signature (A.R.S. §28-3166).

A veteran is a person who was accepted for and assigned to active duty in the military after being enlisted, drafted, inducted or commissioned (A.R.S. §41-601).