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TITLE 49
MOTOR VEHICLES
CHAPTER 24
MISCELLANEOUS
49-2444.  Identification card issued — Four-year or eight-year. (1) The department shall issue a distinguishing identification card that shall set forth the information contained in the application, in a form as prescribed by the department. All identification cards issued on or after January 1, 1993, shall not contain the applicant’s social security number. An applicant’s social security number shall be exempt from disclosure except for inquiries from agencies or institutions authorized to obtain such information by federal law or regulation, from peace officers, or from jury commissioners. Each card shall have printed on it the applicant’s full name, date of birth, Idaho residence address, sex, weight, height, eye color, and hair color and shall be issued a distinguishing number assigned to the applicant. If an applicant has submitted an application pursuant to the provisions of chapter 58, title 19, Idaho Code, then the applicant’s identification card shall contain his or her alternative Idaho mailing address in place of his or her Idaho residence address. Each card shall also have printed on it the name of this state, the date of issuance, and the date of expiration. An identification card shall not be valid until it has been signed on the signature line by the applicant. Each card shall bear upon it a color photograph of the applicant, which shall be taken by the examiner at the time of application. The photograph shall be taken without headgear or other clothing or device that disguises or otherwise conceals the face or head of the applicant. A waiver may be granted by the department allowing the applicant to wear headgear or other head covering for medical, religious or safety purposes as long as the face is not disguised or otherwise concealed. At the request of the applicant, an identification card may contain a statement or indication of the medical condition of the applicant.
No person shall receive an identification card unless and until he surrenders to the department all identification cards in his possession issued to him by Idaho or any other jurisdiction, or any driver’s license issued by any other jurisdiction within the United States, or until he executes an affidavit that he does not possess an identification card or any driver’s license.
Identification cards issued to persons under eighteen (18) years of age shall include a notation "under 18 until (month, day, year)," and identification cards issued to persons eighteen (18) years of age to twenty-one (21) years of age shall include a notation "under 21 until (month, day, year)." The nonrefundable fee for a four (4) year identification card issued to persons twenty-one (21) years of age or older shall be fifteen dollars ($15.00), of which ten dollars ($10.00) shall be retained by the county and credited to the current expense fund, and five dollars ($5.00) shall be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the highway distribution account. The nonrefundable fee for identification cards issued to persons under twenty-one (21) years of age shall be ten dollars ($10.00), of which five dollars ($5.00) shall be retained by the authorized issuing agent or, if issued by the county, shall be credited to the current expense fund, and five dollars ($5.00) shall be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the highway distribution account. The nonrefundable fee for an eight (8) year identification card shall be twenty-five dollars ($25.00), of which fifteen dollars ($15.00) shall be retained by the authorized issuing agent or, if issued by the county, shall be credited to the current expense fund, and ten dollars ($10.00) shall be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the highway distribution account. At the option of the applicant, the identification card issued to a person twenty-one (21) years of age or older shall expire either on the card holder’s birthday in the fourth year or the eighth year following issuance of the card, except as otherwise provided in subsection (3) of this section. Every identification card issued to a person under eighteen (18) years of age shall expire five (5) days after the person’s eighteenth birthday, except as otherwise provided in subsection (3) of this section. Every identification card issued to a person eighteen (18) years of age but under twenty-one (21) years of age shall expire five (5) days after the person’s twenty-first birthday, except as otherwise provided in subsection (3) of this section.
Individuals required to register in compliance with section 3 of the federal military selective service act, 50 U.S.C. App. 451 et seq., as amended, shall be provided an opportunity to fulfill such registration requirements in conjunction with an application for an identification card. Any registration information so supplied shall be transmitted by the department to the selective service system.
(2)  Every identification card, except those issued to persons under twenty-one (21) years of age, shall be renewable on or before its expiration, but not more than twenty-five (25) months before, and upon application and payment of the required fee.
(3)  Every identification card issued to a person who is not a citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States shall have an expiration date that is the same date as the end of lawful stay in the United States as indicated on documents issued and verified by the department of homeland security, provided however, that the expiration date shall not extend beyond the expiration date for the same category of identification card issued to citizens. Persons whose department of homeland security documents do not state an expiration date shall be issued an identification card with an expiration date of one (1) year from the date of issuance.
(4)  When an identification card has been expired for less than twenty-five (25) months, the renewal of the identification card shall start from the original date of expiration, regardless of the year in which the application for renewal is made. If the identification card is expired for more than twenty-five (25) months, the application shall expire, at the option of the applicant, on the applicant’s birthday in the fourth year or the eighth year following reissuance of the identification card, except as otherwise provided in subsection (3) of this section.
(5) (a)  If an Idaho identification card has expired or will expire and the identification card holder is temporarily out of state, except on active military duty, the identification card holder may request in writing on a form prescribed by the department an extension of the identification card. The request shall be accompanied by the fee fixed in section 49-306, Idaho Code, and the extension shall be no more than a twelve (12) month period. If the department determines that an extension of the identification card is necessary, it may issue an identification card showing the date to which the expired identification card is extended. Identification card extensions are limited to two (2) consecutive extensions per identification card holder.
(b)  Upon returning to the state of Idaho, the identification card holder shall, within ten (10) days, apply for a renewal of the expired identification card and surrender the extended identification card and the expired identification card.
(6)  An Idaho identification card issued to any person prior to serving on active duty in the armed forces of the United States, or a member of the immediate family accompanying such a person, if valid and in full force and effect upon entering active duty, shall remain in full force and effect and shall, upon application, be extended for a period of four (4) years as long as active duty continues, and the identification card shall remain in full force and effect sixty (60) days following the date the card holder is released from active duty.
(7)  A person possessing an identification card who desires to donate any or all organs or tissue in the event of death, and who has completed a document of gift pursuant to the provisions for donation of anatomical gifts as set forth in chapter 34, title 39, Idaho Code, may, at the option of the donor, indicate this desire on the identification card by the imprinting of the word "donor" on the identification card. The provisions of this subsection shall apply to persons possessing an identification card who are fifteen (15) years of age or older but less than eighteen (18) years of age if the requirements provided in chapter 34, title 39, Idaho Code, have been complied with.
(8)  A person possessing an identification card or an applicant for an identification card who is a person with a permanent disability may request that the notation "permanently disabled" be imprinted on the identification card, provided the person presents written certification from a licensed physician verifying that the person’s stated impairment qualifies as a permanent disability according to the provisions of section 49-117, Idaho Code.
(9)  A person who is a veteran may request that his or her status as such be designated on an identification card at no additional cost. Any such request shall be accompanied by proof of being a current or former member of the United States armed forces. Upon request and submission of satisfactory proof, the department shall indicate such person’s status as a veteran on any identification card issued pursuant to the provisions of this section. Such designation shall be made upon original issuance or renewal of an identification card. Designation shall also be made on any duplicate identification card issued, provided that the fee for such duplicate card is paid in accordance with this section.
Satisfactory proof of being a current or former member of the United States armed forces must be furnished by an applicant to the department before a designation of veteran status will be indicated on any identification card. Acceptable proof shall be a copy of form DD214 or an equivalent document or statement from the department of veterans affairs that identifies a character of service upon separation as "honorable" or "general under honorable conditions."
(10) In the case of a name change, the applicant shall provide legal documentation to verify the change in accordance with department rules.
(11) Whenever any person, after applying for or receiving an identification card, shall move from the address shown on the application or on the identification card issued, that person shall, within thirty (30) days, notify the transportation department in writing of the old and new addresses.
(12) The department shall cancel any identification card upon determining that the person was not entitled to the issuance of the identification card or that the person failed to give the required and correct information in his application or committed fraud in making the application. Upon cancellation, the person shall surrender the canceled identification card to the department.
(13) If any person shall fail to return to the department the identification card as required, the department may direct any peace officer to secure its possession and return the identification card to the department.
(14) The department may issue a no-fee identification card to an individual whose driver’s license has been canceled and voluntarily surrendered as provided in section 49-322(5), Idaho Code. The identification card may be renewed at no cost to the applicant as long as the driver’s license remains canceled.
(15) It is an infraction for any person to fail to notify the department of a change of address as required by the provisions of subsection (11) of this section.

History:
[49-2444, added 1988, ch. 265, sec. 499, p. 831; am. 1989, ch. 310, sec. 30, p. 803; am. 1990, ch. 45, sec. 40, p. 109; am. 1991, ch. 203, sec. 2, p. 483; am. 1992, ch. 115, sec. 37, p. 378; am. 1992, ch. 118, sec. 3. p. 394; am. 1994, ch. 85, sec. 2, p. 201; am. 1998, ch. 110, sec. 32, p. 414; am. 1999, ch. 79, sec. 2, p. 226; am. 1999, ch. 81, sec. 21, p. 263; am. 1999, ch. 317, sec. 3, p. 802; am. 1999, ch. 318, sec. 4, p. 809; am. 2000, ch. 56, sec. 3, p. 118; am. 2000, ch. 304, sec. 3 and 4, p. 1037 and 1038; am. 2001, ch. 74, sec. 9, p. 179; am. 2001, ch. 332, sec. 5, p. 1171; am. 2002, ch. 161, sec. 2, p. 478; am. 2002, ch. 171, sec. 18, p. 503; am. 2006, ch. 265, sec. 5, p. 824; am. 2008, ch. 63, sec. 5, p. 164; am. 2009, ch. 331, sec. 8, p. 959; am. 2010, ch. 225, sec. 7, p. 514; am. 2011, ch. 60, sec. 7, p. 134; am. 2012, ch. 32, sec. 3, p. 100; am. 2013, ch. 92, sec. 2, p. 226; am. 2019, ch. 48, sec. 2, p. 131; am. 2020, ch. 38, sec. 5, p. 85; am. 2021, ch. 294, sec. 2, p. 891.]


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