General Assembly: 85 (2013 Regular GA) - Chapter 82 - Driver’s licenses and nonoperator’s identification cards — expiration — replacement


Published: 2013-05-01

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CHAPTER 82 DRIVER’S LICENSES AND NONOPERATOR’S IDENTIFICATION CARDS — EXPIRATION

— REPLACEMENT

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AN ACT relating to the period of validity of driver’s licenses and nonoperator’s identification cards, the fee charged for the issuance of duplicate driver’s licenses and nonoperator’s identification cards, and including effective date provisions.

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

Section 1. Section 321.189, subsection 8, Code 2013, is amended to read as follows: 8. Veterans status. Beginning no later than July 1, 2013, a A licensee who is an honorably

discharged veteran of the armed forces of the United States seeking to obtain a license, other than a replacement license, pursuant to this section may request that such a the license be marked to reflect the licensee’s veteran status. Upon such a request, the word “VETERAN” shall be marked prominently on the face of the license. Such a license shall be issued only upon receipt of satisfactory proof of veteran status pursuant to procedures established by the department in consultation with the department of veterans affairs. This subsection shall not apply to duplicate or substitute licenses or nonoperator identification cards obtained pursuant to section 321.195.

Sec. 2. Section 321.190, subsection 1, paragraph d, Code 2013, is amended to read as follows: d. The fee for a nonoperator’s identification card shall be five eight dollars and the card

shall be valid for a period of five eight years from the date of issuance. A nonoperator’s identification card shall be issued without expiration to anyone age seventy or over. If an applicant for a nonoperator’s identification card is a foreign national who is temporarily present in this state, the nonoperator’s identification card shall be issued only for the length of time the foreign national is authorized to be present as determined by the department, not to exceed two years. An issuance fee shall not be charged for a person whose driver’s license or driving privilege has been suspended under section 321.210, subsection 1, paragraph “a”, subparagraph (3), or voluntarily surrendered by the person in lieu of suspension under section 321.210, subsection 1, paragraph “a”.

Sec. 3. Section 321.195, Code 2013, is amended to read as follows: 321.195 Duplicate Replacement of driver’s licenses and nonoperator’s identification

cards. A fee of ten dollars shall be charged for the replacement of a driver’s license or

nonoperator’s identification card. If a driver’s license or nonoperator’s identification card issued under this chapter is lost or destroyed, the person to whom the license or card was issued may, upon payment of a fee of three dollars for a driver’s license or nonoperator’s identification card, obtain a duplicate, or substitute, upon furnishing must furnish proof satisfactory to the department that the driver’s license or nonoperator’s identification card has been lost or destroyed in order to obtain a replacement. A fee of one dollar shall be charged for the voluntary replacement of a driver’s license or nonoperator’s identification card.

Sec. 4. Section 321.196, subsection 1, Code 2013, is amended to read as follows: 1. Except as otherwise provided, if the licensee is between the ages of seventeen years

eleven months and seventy-two years on the date of issuance of the license, a driver’s license, other than an instruction permit, chauffeur’s instruction permit, or commercial driver’s instruction permit issued under section 321.180, expires five eight years from the licensee’s birthday anniversary occurring in the year of issuance if the licensee is between the ages of seventeen years eleven months and seventy years on the date of issuance of the license, but not to exceed the licensee’s seventy-fourth birthday. If the licensee is under the age of seventeen years eleven months or age seventy seventy-two or over, the license

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is effective for a period of two years from the licensee’s birthday anniversary occurring in the year of issuance. A licensee whose license is restricted due to vision or other physical deficiencies may be required to renew the license every two years. If a licensee is a foreign national who is temporarily present in this state, the license shall be issued only for the length of time the foreign national is authorized to be present as verified by the department, not to exceed two years.

Sec. 5. EFFECTIVE UPON ENACTMENT. The following provision or provisions of this Act, being deemed of immediate importance, take effect upon enactment: 1. The section of this Act amending section 321.190, subsection 1, paragraph “d”. 2. The section of this Act amending section 321.196, subsection 1. 1

Approved May 1, 2013

1 See chapter 104, §2, 4 herein

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