HB 2477

84(R) - 2015
House Homeland Security & Public Safety
House Homeland Security & Public Safety

Companion Bill

SB 1934

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Positive
  • Neutral


Rick Miller

Bill Caption

Relating to requirements for the issuance of a driver's license or personal identification certificate.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

HB 2477 would amend the Transportation Code to stipulate how Department of Public Safety may request and use a driver license  applicant's social security number. The bill would apply the same standards to personal identification cards. The bill would require an individual to surrender their identification card to get a driver license, and their driver license to get an identification card.

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill affirms the principle of limited government. Preventing a person's private information that is collected by the government from being misused is a legitimate function of government and SB 1934 prevents the misuse of state identification cards. For this reason, we support HB 2477.