MOTOR VEHICLE DRIVER’S LICENSES
49-321. Records to be kept by the department. (1) The department shall file every application for a driver’s license received by it and shall maintain suitable indices containing:
(a) All applications denied and on each note the reason for denial;
(b) All applications granted;
(c) The name of every licensee whose driver’s license has been suspended, revoked, canceled, denied or disqualified by the department and after each name note the reasons for the action;
(d) The driver’s license number for the applicant;
(e) The social security number of the applicant; and
(f) Record of the proof relied upon by the department in determining the applicant’s status as a United States citizen or non-United States citizen.
(2) The department shall file the original or copy of the medical examiner’s certificates, medical exemption letters and skill performance evaluation certificates of all commercial driver’s license or instruction permit holders required to provide documentation of their physical qualification. The department shall maintain the document(s) for a period of three (3) years beyond the date the certificate or document was issued.
(3) The department shall also file all accident reports and abstracts of court records of convictions received by it under the law from any jurisdiction and is authorized to forward records of convictions, suspensions or disqualifications to any jurisdiction. Records may be in either paper or electronic form. The department shall maintain convenient records or make suitable notations in order that an individual record of each licensee showing the convictions and the traffic accidents in which the licensee has been involved shall be readily ascertainable and available for consideration of the department upon any application for renewal of a driver’s license and at other suitable times.
(4) The department of health and welfare, on or about the 25th day of each month, shall, upon the request of the department, furnish the department a listing showing the name, age, county of residence, and residence address of each Idaho resident who has died during the preceding month. The listing shall be used only for purposes of updating the driver’s license files of the department and shall be subject to disclosure according to chapter 1, title 74, Idaho Code.
(5) The department, upon request by the office of the secretary of state, shall provide the office of the secretary of state with a digital copy of the driver’s license or identification card signature of a person who is an applicant for voter registration pursuant to section 34-409, Idaho Code.
[49-321, added 1988, ch. 265, sec. 55, p. 599; am. 1989, ch. 88, sec. 33, p. 181; am. 1990, ch. 45, sec. 23, p. 98; am. 1990, ch. 213, sec. 69, p. 537; am. 1998, ch. 110, sec. 24, p. 407; am. 2000, ch. 52, sec. 2, p. 102; am. 2006, ch. 164, sec. 6, p. 494; am. 2011, ch. 60, sec. 5, p. 133; am. 2015, ch. 141, sec. 127, p. 474; am. 2016, ch. 359, sec. 2, p. 1053; am. 2022, ch. 217, sec. 3, p. 706.]