A nondriver identification card may not be issued to a person unless the person presents
acceptable documentary evidence of the person's residence or domicile in this State.
A post office box or mail drop address alone is not sufficient to meet this requirement.
A person on active duty in the United States Armed Forces, the spouse or child of
a person on active duty in the United States Armed Forces or a student enrolled in
a university, college or school within the State may apply for a nondriver identification
card without establishing a Maine residence or domicile. The documents acceptable
to establish residence or domicile must include the applicant's name and the address
of the person's residence or domicile in this State. Acceptable documentary evidence
under this subsection is the same as for a license under section 1301, subsection
11, paragraphs A and B.
A. The application form must include, directly above the signature line, the following
notice to the applicant: "I understand that knowingly supplying false information
on this form is a Class D crime under Title 17-A, punishable by confinement of up
to 364 days or by monetary fine of up to $2,000, or both." [2007, c. 659, §2 (RPR).]
2007, c. 659, §2 (RPR)
2.Issuance of card; contents.
Except as provided by section 1255, upon receipt of a completed application and payment of a fee of $5, the Secretary of State
shall issue a nondriver identification card to the applicant. If an applicant is
the holder of a motor vehicle driver's license bearing a photograph or digital image
of the individual and issued under this chapter, the Secretary of State or the Secretary
of State's representative may refuse to issue a nondriver identification card. The
Secretary of State shall provide that a nondriver identification card issued to a
person less than 21 years of age has a distinctive color code. Each nondriver identification
card must contain:
A. The applicant's photograph or digital image; [1997, c. 437, §40 (NEW).]
B. The applicant's name and address; [1997, c. 437, §40 (NEW).]
C. The applicant's date of birth; and [2001, c. 671, §27 (AMD).]
E. Any other information and identification that the Secretary of State by rule requires. [1997, c. 437, §40 (NEW).]
2013, c. 51, §6 (AMD)
A nondriver identification card issued under this section is not valid until signed
by the applicant.
1997, c. 437, §40 (NEW)
Each nondriver identification card issued pursuant to this section expires at midnight on the nondriver identification card holder's 6th birthday following the date of issuance.
2013, c. 381, Pt. B, §27 (AMD)
5.Storage, recording, retention and distribution of digital images and digitized signatures.
Digital images and digitized signatures used to produce a nondriver identification
card are confidential and may be distributed only for use by a law enforcement agency
in carrying out its functions or as otherwise authorized under the provisions of 18
United States Code, Section 2721. The Secretary of State may store, record and retain
digital images and digitized signatures used only for the purpose of producing a nondriver
identification card. A violation of this subsection is a violation of section 2103,
2011, c. 149, §7 (RPR)
A person who knowingly supplies false information on a application required under
subsection 1 commits a Class D crime. Rules adopted pursuant to this section are
routine technical rules pursuant to Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter II-A.
1997, c. 437, §40 (NEW)
7.Maine Indian tribe identification cards.
An official identification card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in
the State is deemed an identification card issued under this section. Cards issued
under this subsection may be issued only to members of the tribe and must be stamped
and issued by the clerk of the tribe. The identification card must state, at a minimum,
the name, date of birth and place of residence, or mailing address if different from
the residence, of the cardholder.
2001, c. 80, §1 (NEW)
8.Legal presence requirement.
The Secretary of State may not issue a nondriver identification card to an applicant
unless the applicant presents to the Secretary of State valid documentary evidence
of legal presence in the United States, except that the Secretary of State may exempt a person from the requirements of
this subsection if that person has continuously held a nondriver identification card
or valid driver's license under this chapter since December 31, 1989 or was born before
December 1, 1964.
2013, c. 163, §2 (AMD)
9.Expiration of nondriver identification card; lawfully present noncitizens.
Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, a nondriver identification card issued
to an applicant who is not a citizen or a legal permanent resident of the United States
expires coterminously with the applicant's authorized duration of stay or 6 years,
whichever is the shorter period of time. A nondriver identification card issued under
this subsection must be valid for a period of at least 120 days.
2007, c. 648, §4 (NEW)
10.Selective service registration.
Before issuing or renewing a nondriver identification card to a male United States
citizen or immigrant who is at least 18 years of age and under 26 years of age, the
Secretary of State shall provide the applicant a short statement on the requirements
of the federal Military Selective Service Act, 50 United States Code, Section 453
and a federal Military Selective Service registration form. If an applicant consents
to register with the federal Selective Service System pursuant to this subsection,
the Secretary of State shall forward the necessary information of the applicant to
the federal Selective Service System.
2011, c. 170, §2 (NEW)
1997, c. 437, §40 (NEW).
2001, c. 80, §1 (AMD).
2001, c. 671, §§27,28 (AMD).
2007, c. 648, §§2-4 (AMD).
2011, c. 149, §7 (AMD).
2011, c. 170, §2 (AMD).
2013, c. 51, §6 (AMD).
2013, c. 163, §2 (AMD).
2013, c. 381, Pt. B, §27 (AMD).
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