Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 5. Identification Cards

Authority Of Department To Issue Identification Cards -- Lawful Presence Verification

61-12-501. Authority of department to issue identification cards -- lawful presence verification. (1) The department may issue an identification card to any person who maintains a residence in this state and whose presence in the United States is authorized under federal law.

(2) When an applicant who is not a citizen of the United States applies for an identification card, the department shall verify that the applicant is lawfully present in the United States by using the federal systematic alien verification for entitlements program.

(3) A person may only have one nonvoided driver's license or identification card issued by the department at any time.

History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 53, L. 1971; R.C.M. 1947, 31-170; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 495, L. 1985; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 503, L. 1985; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 346, L. 1993; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 207, L. 2011; amd. Sec. 5, Ch. 686, L. 2023.