GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF NORTH CAROLINA
SESSION LAW 2016-80
HOUSE BILL 1033
AN ACT to waive the fee for a special identification card issued to a person with a developmental disability.
The General Assembly of North Carolina enacts:
SECTION 1. G.S. 20‑37.7(d) reads as rewritten:
"(d) Expiration and Fee. – A special identification card issued to a person for the first time under this section expires when a drivers license issued on the same day to that person would expire. A special identification card renewed under this section expires when a drivers license renewed by the card holder on the same day would expire.
The fee for a special identification card is the same as the fee set in G.S. 20‑14 for a duplicate license. The fee does not apply to a special identification card issued to a resident of this State as follows:
(6) The applicant is appearing before the Division for the purpose of registering to vote in accordance with G.S. 163‑82.19 and does not have other photo identification acceptable under G.S. 163‑166.13. To obtain a special identification card without paying a fee, that applicant shall sign a declaration stating that applicant is registering to vote and does not have other photo identification acceptable under G.S. 163‑166.13. Any declaration shall prominently include the penalty under G.S. 163‑275(13) for falsely making the declaration.
(7) The applicant has a developmental disability. To obtain a special identification card without paying a fee pursuant to this subdivision, an applicant must present a letter from his or her primary care provider certifying that the applicant has a developmental disability. For purposes of this subdivision, the term "developmental disability" has the same meaning as in G.S. 122C‑3."
SECTION 2. This act becomes effective October 1, 2016, and applies to special identification cards issued on or after that date.
In the General Assembly read three times and ratified this the 28th day of June, 2016.
s/ Daniel J. Forest
President of the Senate
s/ Paul Stam
Speaker Pro Tempore of the House of Representatives
s/ Pat McCrory
Approved 9:07 a.m. this 30th day of June, 2016