HB 21-1139

  • Colorado House Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Apr 09, 2021
  • Passed House Apr 08, 2021
  • Senate
  • Governor

Driver's License Electronic Renewal By Seniors

Abstract

Current law allows renewal of a driver's license by mail only every other renewal period. The bill eliminates this restriction and allows renewal by mail only if the photo of the person that is on file with the department of revenue (department) is at least as recent as required by federal law. Under current law, to renew a driver's license by mail, a person who is under 66 years of age must attest under penalty of law that the person has had an eye examination within the preceding 3 years. A person who is 66 years of age or older must obtain a signed statement from an optometrist or ophthalmologist attesting that the person has had an eye examination within the last 6 months and attesting to the results of the examination. For both of these requirements, the bill changes the threshold from 66 to 80 years of age. The bill also requires a person who is under 80 years of age and renewing by mail to attest that the person has had an eye examination within one year before the renewal. Current law allows electronic renewal of a driver's license only for drivers who are 21 to 65 years of age. The bill eliminates the upper age limit and allows drivers who are 66 years of age or older to renew their drivers' driver's licenses electronically. Current law allows a person to renew a driver's license electronically only for 2 consecutive driver's license renewal periods. The bill eliminates this restriction and allows a person to renew a driver's license electronically only if the photo of the person that is on file with the department is at least as recent as required by federal law. Current law requires a person renewing a driver's license electronically to attest under penalty of law that the person has had an eye examination within 3 years before the renewal. The bill applies this requirement only to requires a person who is under 80 years of age and renewing electronically to attest that the person has had an eye examination within one year before the renewal. A person who is 80 years of age or older and adds a requirement that the person renewing electronically must obtain a signed statement from an optometrist or ophthalmologist attesting that the person has had an eye examination within the preceding 6 months and attesting to the results of the examination. Current law allows an applicant to renew an identification card by electronic means if the applicant is 21 to 64 years of age. The bill allows applicants who are 65 years of age or older to renew an identification card electronically. Under current law, the department may not issue a driver's license to a person under 18 years of age unless the person has submitted a log or other written evidence certifying that the person has completed a minimum amount of actual driving experience, and the form must be signed by the person who signed an affidavit of liability for the person. The bill allows this form to be signed by the person's parent or guardian or by a responsible adult. The bill requires the department, on or before June 1, 2022, and on or before June 1 each of the next two years thereafter, to provide to the general assembly a report concerning motor vehicle accidents in Colorado, which report includes data, organized by the age of each at-fault driver, concerning the cause of each such accident, including data related to driver actions and the most apparent human contributing factor of each accident. (Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.) (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Bill Sponsors (2)

Votes


Apr 08, 2021

Actions


Apr 09, 2021

Senate

Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Transportation & Energy

  • Introduction
Transportation & Energy

Apr 08, 2021

House

House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments

Apr 07, 2021

House

House Third Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments

Apr 06, 2021

House

House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee, Floor

Mar 31, 2021

House

House Committee on Transportation & Local Government Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole

  • Committee-Passage
  • Referral-Committee
House Committee of the Whole Transportation Local Government

Mar 01, 2021

House

Introduced In House - Assigned to Transportation & Local Government

  • Introduction
Transportation & Local Government Transportation Local Government

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Reengrossed (04/08/2021) PDF
Engrossed (04/06/2021) PDF
Introduced (03/01/2021) PDF
PA1 (04/01/2021) PDF
Committee Amendment PDF

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Note FN1 (03/25/2021) PDF

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