GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA

SESSION 2011

H                                                                                                                                                   D

HOUSE DRH50009-MA-25  (11/22)

 

 

 

Short Title:        State Law to Provide for Acceptable ID's.

(Public)

Sponsors:

Representative Cleveland.

Referred to:

 

 

 

A BILL TO BE ENTITLED

AN ACT to provide that only identifications approved by the State may be used to determine the reliability of a person's identification for governmental and law enforcement purposes.

The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:

SECTION 1.  Article 18 of Chapter 15A of the General Statutes is amended by adding a new section to read:

"Article 18.

"Identification Documents.

" 15A-306.  Acceptable forms of identification.

(a)        Acceptable Forms of Identification. - As used in this section, acceptable forms of identification for use in determining a person's actual identity by a justice, judge, clerk, magistrate, law enforcement officer, or other government official are as follows:

(1)        A drivers license issued by any state, as the term "state" is defined in G.S. 20-4.01(45).      

(2)        A special identification card issued pursuant to G.S. 20-37.7.

(3)        A military identification card issued by the United States Department of Defense.

(4)        A passport issued by a government with diplomatic ties to the United States.

(5)        An official document issued by the United States government showing the person to be legally present in the United States.

(b)        Local Government Ordinances. - No local government may establish, by policy or ordinance, the acceptability of any form of identification, other than those listed in subsection (b) of this section, to be used to determine the identity of any person. Any local government policy or ordinance which contradicts this section is hereby repealed."

SECTION 2.  This act is effective when it becomes law.