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The 2000 Florida Statutes

Title XXIII
MOTOR VEHICLES
Chapter 322
Drivers' Licenses
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Section 322.051, Florida Statutes 2000

1322.051  Identification cards.--

(1)  Any person who is 12 years of age or older, or any person who has a disability, regardless of age, who applies for a disabled parking permit under s. 320.0848, may be issued an identification card by the department upon completion of an application and payment of an application fee.

(a)  Each such application shall include the following information regarding the applicant:

1.  Full name (first, middle or maiden, and last), gender, social security card number, residence and mailing address, and a brief description.

2.  Proof of birth date satisfactory to the department.

3.  Proof of identity satisfactory to the department. Such proof must include one of the following unless a driver's license record or identification card record has already been established: a certified copy of a United States birth certificate, a valid United States passport, an alien registration receipt card (green card), an employment authorization card issued by the United States Department of Justice, or proof of nonimmigrant classification provided by the United States Department of Justice, for an original identification card.

(b)  An application for an identification card must be signed and verified by the applicant in a format designated by the department before a person authorized to administer oaths. The fee for an identification card is $3, including payment for the color photograph or digital image of the applicant.

(2)  Every identification card shall expire, unless canceled earlier, on the fourth birthday of the applicant following the date of original issue. However, if an individual is 60 years of age or older, and has an identification card issued under this section, the card shall not expire unless done so by cancellation by the department or by the death of the cardholder. Renewal of any identification card shall be made for a term which shall expire on the fourth birthday of the applicant following expiration of the identification card renewed, unless surrendered earlier. Any application for renewal received later than 90 days after expiration of the identification card shall be considered the same as an application for an original identification card. The renewal fee for an identification card shall be $3. The department shall, at the end of 4 years and 6 months after the issuance or renewal of an identification card, destroy any record of the card if it has expired and has not been renewed, unless the cardholder is 60 years of age or older.

(3)  In the event an identification card issued under this section is lost, destroyed, or mutilated or a new name is acquired, the person to whom it was issued may obtain a duplicate upon furnishing satisfactory proof of such fact to the department and upon payment of a fee of $2.50 for such duplicate, which shall include payment for the color photograph or digital image of the applicant. Any person who loses an identification card and who, after obtaining a duplicate, finds the original card shall immediately surrender the original card to the department. The same documentary evidence shall be furnished for a duplicate as for an original identification card.

(4)  When used with reference to identification cards, "cancellation" means that an identification card is terminated without prejudice and must be surrendered. Cancellation of the card may be made when a card has been issued through error or when voluntarily surrendered to the department.

(5)  No public entity shall be liable for any loss or injury resulting directly or indirectly from false or inaccurate information contained in identification cards provided for in this section.

(6)  It is unlawful for any person:

(a)  To display, cause or permit to be displayed, or have in his or her possession any fictitious, fraudulently altered, or fraudulently obtained identification card.

(b)  To lend his or her identification card to any other person or knowingly permit the use thereof by another.

(c)  To display or represent any identification card not issued to him or her as being his or her card.

(d)  To permit any unlawful use of an identification card issued to him or her.

(e)  To do any act forbidden, or fail to perform any act required, by this section.

(f)  To photograph, photostat, duplicate, or in any way reproduce any identification card or facsimile thereof in such a manner that it could be mistaken for a valid identification card, or to display or have in his or her possession any such photograph, photostat, duplicate, reproduction, or facsimile unless authorized by the provisions of this section.

History.--s. 1, ch. 73-236; s. 1, ch. 77-14; s. 1, ch. 78-105; ss. 7, 27, ch. 78-394; s. 37, ch. 89-282; ss. 1, 2, ch. 90-150; s. 397, ch. 95-148; s. 33, ch. 95-333; s. 13, ch. 96-200; s. 45, ch. 96-413; s. 73, ch. 99-248; s. 35, ch. 2000-313.

1Note.--Section 35, ch. 2000-313, amended paragraph (1)(a), without publishing the introductory paragraph of subsection (1). Absent affirmative evidence of legislative intent to repeal it, the introductory paragraph of subsection (1) is published here, pending clarification by the Legislature.