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  • NJ A863
  • Requires MVC to accept Transportation Worker Identification Credential as proof of identity for issuance of driver's licenses, certain permits, and nondriver identification cards.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(1/27/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires the Chief Administrator of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) to accept a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) as proof of identity of an applicant for a driver's license, examination permit, and nondriver identification card. A TWIC is a tamper resistant identification card that is required for Coast Guard credentialed merchant mariners, port facility employees, long shore workers, truck drivers, and others requiring unescorted access to secure areas of maritime facilities and vessels regulated by the Maritime Transportation Security Act. An applicant for a TWIC is required to provide biographic identification, including fingerprints, sit for a digital photograph, and successfully pass a security threat assessment conducted by Transportation Security Administration (TSA). United States citizens and other workers with certain non-citizen immigration statuses, such as a lawful permanent resident, an immigrant with unrestricted work authorization, and an immigrant with certain restricted work authorization are eligible for a TWIC. Under current regulations, the MVC accepts certain documents as proof of identity of an applicant for a driver's license, permit, or nondriver identification card. Currently, a TWIC is not included in the list of acceptable documents. The provisions of this bill would expand the list of acceptable documents to include this type of identification.
Homeland Security and State Preparedness
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee  (on 1/27/2016)
 
 
Date Chamber Action Description
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Homeland Security and State Preparedness Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
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