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State Laws Extending Driving Privileges to All Residents - Maryland

Bill/Statute: MD TRANS § 16–122

Year Law Enacted: 2013

Effective Date: January 1, 2014

Name of Document Issued: Driver's License

 

What are the eligibility requirements?

  • Provide documentary evidence that, for the previous two years, you filed a Maryland income tax return or that you resided in the state and were claimed as a dependent of someone who filed a Maryland state tax return
  • Meet eligibility requirements for a driver's license (other than having lawful immigration status and a valid Social Security Number)                             

For more specifics, please visit: http://www.mva.maryland.gov/Driver-Services/Apply/md-drivers-license.htm

 

How long is the card valid?

The license will be valid for 5 to 8 years.

 

Are there distinguishing features or language on the license?

The license will have a unique design or color and include the following language: “Not federally compliant” and “May not be used to purchase a firearm.”

 

Is there an anti-discrimination provision in the law?

No

 

Is there a data confidentiality provision in the law?

No

 

This summary was prepared in January 2014 for informational purposes only and is not intended as legal advice. For questions, please contact CLINIC’s State & Local Advocacy Attorney Jen Riddle at jriddle@cliniclegal.org or (301) 565-4807. 

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