General Assembly: 88 (2020 Regular GA) - Chapter 1089 - Driver’s licenses and nonoperator identification cards — operation of farmers’ special trucks — autism spectrum disorder status marks


Published: 2020-06-25

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CHAPTER 1089 DRIVER’S LICENSES AND NONOPERATOR IDENTIFICATION CARDS — OPERATION OF FARMERS’ SPECIAL TRUCKS — AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER STATUS MARKS

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AN ACT regarding driver’s licenses, including the exemption of certain farmers and hired help operating a special truck from the requirement to be licensed as a chauffeur and the optional inclusion of a mark reflecting autism spectrum disorder status on a person’s driver’s license.

Be It Enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

Section 1. Section 321.189, Code 2020, is amended by adding the following new subsection: NEW SUBSECTION. 10. Autism spectrum disorder status. A licensee who has an autism

spectrum disorder, as defined in section 514C.28, may request that the license be marked to reflect the licensee’s autism spectrum disorder status on the face of the license when the licensee applies for the issuance or renewal of a license. The department may adopt rules pursuant to chapter 17A establishing criteria under which a licensemay bemarked, including requiring the licensee to submit medical proof of the licensee’s autism spectrum disorder status. When a driver’s license is so marked, the licensee’s autism spectrum disorder status shall be noted in the electronic database used by the department and law enforcement to access registration, titling, and driver’s license information. The department, in consultation with themental health and disability services commission, shall develop educational media to raise awareness of a licensee’s ability to request the license bemarked to reflect the licensee’s autism spectrum disorder status.

Sec. 2. Section 321.190, subsection 1, paragraph b, Code 2020, is amended by adding the following new subparagraph: NEW SUBPARAGRAPH. (6) An applicant for a nonoperator’s identification card who

has an autism spectrum disorder, as defined in section 514C.28, may request that the card be marked to reflect the applicant’s autism spectrum disorder status on the face of the card when the applicant applies for the issuance or renewal of a card. The department may adopt rules pursuant to chapter 17A establishing criteria under which a card may be marked, including requiring the applicant to submit medical proof of the applicant’s autism spectrum disorder status. The department, in consultation with the mental health and disability services commission, shall develop educational media to raise awareness of an applicant’s ability to request the card be marked to reflect the applicant’s autism spectrum disorder status.

Sec. 3. Section 321.1, subsection 8, Code 2020, is amended by adding the following new paragraph: NEW PARAGRAPH. 0e. A farmer or the farmer’s hired help, who is eighteen years of age

or older, is not a chauffeur when operating a special truck owned by the farmer and used exclusively to transport the farmer’s own products or property to a destination no more than one hundred miles from farmland owned or rented by the farmer as measured by calculating the straight-line distance between the farmland and the destination.

Approved June 25, 2020

Wed Sep 23 09:33:18 2020, v9 1/ 1