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Rs 32:409.1 Application Or Special Certificate Applications; Penalties For False Information

§409.1. Application or special certificate applications; penalties for false information

A.(1) If the department does not develop alternate means of ensuring that the

applicant meets the requirements of the certifications listed below, the department shall

require applicants for a driver's license to make the following certifications:

(a) An applicant for a commercial driver's license who operates or expects to operate

in interstate or foreign commerce or who is otherwise subject to 49 CFR Part 391, shall

certify that he meets the qualification requirements contained in 49 CFR Part 391, including

twenty-one year age requirement, English literacy requirement, special knowledge and skills,

reporting violations, and employment history.

(b) An applicant for a commercial driver's license who operates or expects to operate

entirely in intrastate commerce and who is not otherwise subject to 49 CFR Part 391 shall

certify that he is not subject to such provisions.

(c) An applicant shall certify and the department shall verify that the motor vehicle

in which he will take or has taken the driving or skills test is representative of the type of

motor vehicle he operates or expects to operate.

(d) An applicant shall certify that his driver's license is not suspended, revoked, or

cancelled; that he is not disqualified from operating a motor vehicle; and that he has not

otherwise lost the privilege to drive.

(e) An applicant for a commercial driver's license shall certify he does not have a

driver's license from more than one state or jurisdiction. Additionally, an applicant for a

commercial driver's license shall provide the department with a list of all states in which the

applicant was licensed to operate any type of motor vehicle during the last ten years.

(f) Any other certification required by the department.

(2) An applicant for a driver's license shall provide the following information:

(a) Full name.

(b) Current mailing address.

(c) Current residential address. However, law enforcement officers, court officers,

and members of their immediate families as defined in R.S. 32:409(C) shall be given the

option of providing their official work address or post office box address instead of a

residential address. If a person exercises such option, then the person shall not be eligible

for voter registration at the driver's license facility as provided for in R.S. 18:114.

(d) Identifying information including:

(i) Date of birth (month, day, and year).

(ii) Sex.

(iii) Height.

(iv) Weight.

(v) Eye and hair color.

(vi) Social security number. Any alien individual residing in Louisiana who does

not possess and is ineligible to obtain a social security number shall not be required to

furnish a social security number for issuance of a Class "E" driver's license. However, prior

to the issuance of a Class "E" driver's license, in addition to other required documentation,

the department shall require the alien individual to present a document demonstrating lawful

presence in the United States in a status in which the alien individual may be ineligible to

obtain a social security number. The list of acceptable documents demonstrating lawful

presence shall be determined by the department. The department shall maintain

confidentiality of an applicant's social security number. The department shall not deny any

person a driver's license or a renewal if that person has not obtained a government-issued

social security number based on Section 7 of Pub. L. 93-579 Section (a)(1).

(vii) Signature or a mark attested to by at least one witness if the applicant cannot

make a signature.

(viii) Any other information required by the department.

(ix) Proof of Louisiana residency. Proof of residency shall include but not be limited

to paid receipts for utility bills and bank statements.

(x) One primary and two secondary documents of identification or two primary

documents of identification from a list of acceptable documents determined by the

department. However, such documentation shall include at least one of the following:

(aa) Certified copy of a birth certificate, original certificate of birth, or birth

registration card or certificate issued by a state or county bureau of vital statistics with raised

agency seal.

(bb) Certification of birth abroad issued by the United States Department of State.

(cc) Certificate of citizenship.

(dd) Current United States military identification card or draft record or military

dependent identification card.

(ee) United States Coast Guard Merchant Mariner card.

(ff) Passport. Foreign passports must be appropriately stamped and accompanied by

proper immigration documents that permit the applicant to maintain a legal presence in the

United States for at least one hundred eighty calendar days; except, however, such passports

and immigration documents of applications who are employed in the agricultural industry

must permit the applicant to maintain a legal presence in the United States for at least sixty

calendar days, and such passports and immigration documents of applicants who are

attempting to renew a driver's license must permit the applicant to maintain a legal presence

in the United States for at least thirty calendar days.

(gg) Permanent resident alien card issued after July 1, 1997.

(hh) Native American tribal document.

(ii) In cases where none of the above is available, some document of equal

significance considered by the secretary of the department or his designee to assure sufficient

proof of identity.

(3) An applicant falling within the provisions of R.S. 32:403.1, 403.2, or 403.4 shall

provide a medical report and all applicants shall pass a vision test.

(4) An applicant for a driver's license shall pass a knowledge test for the type of

motor vehicle he operates or expects to operate and, except as otherwise provided herein, the

department has authority to waive said skills test. Every applicant shall pass a driving or

skills test taken in a motor vehicle which is representative of the type of motor vehicle the

applicant operates or expects to operate, or provide evidence on a form approved by the

department that he has successfully passed a driving or skills test administered by an

authorized third party in such a representative vehicle.

(5) An applicant for a commercial driver's license or a chauffeur's license shall

surrender any driver's license issued by this or any other state or jurisdiction. An applicant

for a Class "E", "Personal Vehicle" driver's license, shall surrender any driver's license issued

by this or any other state or jurisdiction, unless such state or jurisdiction requires him to have

a local driver's license.

(6) The department shall initiate and complete a check of the applicant's driving

record to ensure that the person is not subject to any disqualifications, suspensions,

revocations, or cancellations and that the driver does not have a driver's license from more

than one state. The record check for a commercial driver's license shall include:

(a) A check of the applicant's driving record as maintained by his current state of

licensure and a check of any state in which the applicant was licensed to operate any motor

vehicle during the last ten years, if any.

(b) A check with the Commercial Driver's License Information System (CDLIS) to

determine if the applicant has a commercial driver's license, if the applicant's license has

been suspended, revoked, or cancelled, or if the applicant has been disqualified from

operating a commercial motor vehicle.

(c) A check with the National Driver Register (NDR), if it is determined to be

operational by the Federal Highway Administrator, to determine if the applicant:

(i) Has been disqualified from operating a motor vehicle other than a commercial

motor vehicle.

(ii) Has had a license other than a commercial driver's license suspended, revoked,

or cancelled for cause in the three year period ending on the date of application.

(iii) Has been convicted of any of the offenses contained in 49 U.S.C.A. 30304(a)(3).

The department may perform a similar record check for all applicants of a Class "D"

chauffeur's license or a Class "E" personal vehicle driver's license. The department shall give

full weight and consideration to such information in deciding whether to issue a driver's

license to such applicant. The department shall not issue a driver's license to an applicant

who is disqualified from operating a motor vehicle, whose driver's license has been

suspended, revoked, or canceled, or who has otherwise lost the privilege to drive in another

state or jurisdiction, except for the limited exception provided in R.S. 32:404. However,

inadvertent issuance of a driver's license to such an applicant shall not be considered a breach

of duty on the part of the department to the public or the individual.

(7) The department shall inform all applicants for a commercial driver's license,

subject to R.S. 32:414.2, of the implied consent provision to be tested for alcohol, controlled

substances, or for any other substance which may impair his ability to safely drive and of the

resultant exposures and penalties. The department shall also inform such an applicant that

he may be subject to stiffer criminal and civil penalties for offenses involving a commercial

motor vehicle or a commercial driver's license. However, inadvertent failure of the

department to so inform the applicant shall not be a breach of duty on the part of the

department to the public or to the applicant and shall not constitute a defense in a subsequent

criminal or civil action against the applicant.

(8) The department shall not knowingly issue a commercial driver's license, a

commercial special license or permit, or a provisional or temporary license, any of which

would permit a person to drive a commercial motor vehicle during a period in which the

person is disqualified from operating a commercial motor vehicle, the person's

noncommercial driving privilege has been revoked, suspended, or canceled, or any driver's

license held by a person is suspended, revoked, or canceled by this state or any other state

where the person is licensed for a violation of any state or local law related to traffic control

other than parking violations.

B. Prior to renewing a driver's license, the department shall require the certifications

specified in Paragraph (A)(1); complete a check of the applicant's record as specified in

Paragraph (A)(6); request and receive updates of the information specified in Paragraph

(A)(2); require the applicant to pass the test for a hazardous materials endorsement if he

wishes to retain the endorsement; require the applicant to furnish a current medical report

and pass a vision test as specified in Paragraph (A)(3); require the applicant to be tested with

respect to his qualifications at least every four years, provided, however, that the department

may waive the actual demonstration of the applicant's ability to operate the vehicle; and, any

other requirement of the department established by rule or regulation.

C. Prior to issuing an upgrade of a driver's license or issuing a special certificate, the

department shall require the applicant to provide the certifications specified in Paragraph

(A)(1), complete a check of the applicant's record as specified in Paragraph (A)(6), request

and receive updates of the information specified in Paragraph (A)(2), and require the

applicant to pass the tests related to the new vehicle group or endorsements or special

certificate. The department shall require a medical report or vision test as specified in

Paragraph (A)(3) and any other requirement established by rule or regulation.

D. When applying to transfer a driver's license from a previous state of domicile to

this state, an applicant shall apply for a driver's license from this state within no more than

thirty days after establishing a domicile in this state. Prior to issuing a driver's license to a

person who wishes to transfer his driver's license from another state, the department shall

require the applicant to provide the certifications specified in Paragraph (A)(1), complete a

check of the applicant's record as specified in Paragraph (A)(6), and request updates of the

information specified in Paragraph (A)(2). If the applicant wishes to retain a hazardous

materials endorsement, the department shall ensure that the applicant has, within two years

preceding the transfer, either passed the test for such endorsement or successfully completed

a hazardous materials test or training given by a third party deemed by the department to

cover the same knowledge base as the state-administered test. The department shall further

require the applicant to submit a medical report and to take a vision test as specified in

Paragraph (A)(3), to obtain the driver's license issued by the applicant's previous state of

domicile, to require the applicant to submit to a knowledge or skills test if the department so

provides by rule or regulation, and to meet any other requirements of the department

established by rule or regulation.

E. If the department determines, in its check of an applicant's license status and

record prior to issuing a driver's license, or at any time after the driver's license is issued, that

the applicant has falsified information specified in Paragraph (A)(2) or any of the

certifications specified in Paragraph (A)(1), the department shall, within thirty days after

discovering the falsification, suspend, revoke, or cancel the person's driver's license or his

pending application. The provisions of this Subsection shall be in addition to any other

penalties imposed by this Chapter.

Acts 1989, No. 293, §1, eff. June 27, 1989; Acts 1992, No. 1009, §2; Acts 1993, No.

382, §1; Acts 1995, No. 801, §1; Acts 1997, No. 111, §1, eff. June 12, 1997; Acts 1997, No.

274, §1; Acts 1997, No. 864, §§1, 2; Acts 1998, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 8, §2, eff. April 24, 1998;

Acts 1999, No. 968, §1; Acts 2002, 1st Ex. Sess., No. 46, §2; Acts 2003, No. 395, §1, eff.

Jan. 1, 2004; Acts 2003, No. 396, §1, eff. Jan. 1, 2004; Acts 2006, No. 416, §1; Acts 2007,

No. 112, §1; Acts 2010, No. 319, §1, eff. June 18, 2010; Acts 2014, No. 765, §2, eff. June

19, 2014; Acts 2016, No. 496, §1, eff. June 14, 2016; Acts 2016, No. 505, §1, eff. June 14,

2016.

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Louisiana
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John Bel Edwards
John Bel Edwards
January 11, 2016 -
Democratic
1-225-342-4404
900 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802

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