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FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 174

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 21 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBERS ON DRIVER'S LICENSES AND IDENTIFICATION CARDS ISSUED BY THE DIVISION OF MOTOR VEHICLES.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:

Section 1. Amend § 2718(a), Title 21, Delaware Code, by adding the following sentence at the end of paragraph (a): "The licensee's Social Security number is used for identification purposes and shall be maintained in the Division of Motor Vehicle's record system. The license document shall contain a Social Security account number that can be read visually or by electronic means."

Section 2. Amend § 2718(d), Title 21, Delaware Code by deleting the current paragraph and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"(d) A driver license applicant or holder of a driver's license shall provide the Division with his/her Social Security number. This shall take place at the time of renewal of such drivers license or at the time a new license is issued to the applicant for any reason."

Section 3. Amend § 3102(b), Title 21, Delaware Code by adding in the first sentence the words "social security number," after the word "name" and before the words "date of birth."

Section 4. Amend § 3104(a), Title 21, Delaware Code, by deleting the current paragraph and substituting in lieu thereof the following:

"(a) Every identification card shall bear a distinguishing number assigned to the holder and shall contain the name, social security number, date of birth, address, a photograph of the holder taken by the Department of Public Safety and a brief description of the holder for purposes of identification. The identification card holder's social security number is used for identification purposes and shall be maintained in the Division of Motor Vehicle's record system. The document shall contain a social security account number that can be read visually or by electronic means."

Approved July 3, 1997