Florida Senate - 2019                                    SB 1728
       By Senator Gruters
       23-01312-19                                           20191728__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to the determination of identity or
    3         residency; creating s. 322.0511, F.S.; prohibiting
    4         representatives, local governments, or other political
    5         subdivisions of the state from accepting specified
    6         cards or documents to determine a person’s identity or
    7         residency; prohibiting local governments or law
    8         enforcement agencies from authorizing the use,
    9         creation, acceptance, or recognition of such cards or
   10         documents as a form of identification to determine a
   11         person’s identity or residency; providing that such
   12         actions are void and unenforceable; providing an
   13         effective date.
   15  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   17  Section 1. Section 322.0511, Florida Statutes, is created to
   18  read:
   19         322.0511 Cards and documents prohibited to determine a
   20  person’s identity or residency.—
   21         (1) An official, officer, agent, employee, representative,
   22  local government, or other political subdivision of the state
   23  may not accept any of the following cards or documents to
   24  determine a person’s identity or residency:
   25         (a) A consular identification card or other similar card or
   26  document, other than a valid passport, issued by a consulate,
   27  embassy, or other governmental agency of another country or
   28  political subdivision of such country.
   29         (b) An identification card or other similar card or
   30  document issued or created by any person, organization, county,
   31  municipality, or other local governmental or political
   32  subdivision of the state or of any other state, unless such
   33  document or card is otherwise expressly authorized to be used
   34  for such purposes by the Legislature.
   35         (2) A local government or law enforcement agency may not,
   36  by policy, resolution, ordinance, or any other action, whether
   37  official or unofficial, authorize the use, creation, acceptance,
   38  or recognition of any card or document provided in subsection
   39  (1) as a form of identification to determine a person’s identity
   40  or residency. Any policy, resolution, ordinance, or other action
   41  of a local governmental or law enforcement agency which
   42  conflicts with this subsection is void and unenforceable.
   43         Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.