Electronic replacement of driver’s license or nonoperator’s identification card, 602.2(4), 605.11, 605.12(1)“a,” 630.3
Adopted and Filed
Rule making related to electronic replacement of driver's license
or nonoperator's identification card
The Transportation Department hereby amends Chapter 602, "Classes of Driver's Licenses," Chapter 605, "License Issuance," and Chapter 630, "Nonoperator's Identification," Iowa Administrative Code.
Legal Authority for Rule Making
This rule making is adopted under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 307.12.
State or Federal Law Implemented
This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code section 321.189 as amended by 2019 Iowa Acts, Senate File 303, section 1, and Iowa Code section 321.190.
Purpose and Summary
This rule making corrects a cross reference in Chapter 602 and updates Chapters 605 and 630 to conform the rules with 2019 Iowa Acts, Senate File 303, which amended Iowa Code section 321.189 to allow a person attaining the age of 21 to apply electronically for a replacement driver's license or nonoperator's identification card for the unexpired months of the credential. The cost of a replacement driver's license or identification card is the same $10 charge regardless of whether the person obtains the replacement electronically, uses a self-serve kiosk, or comes in person to a driver's license service center. Prior to the law change, the Department did not offer electronic replacement of a license or identification card, but a person could obtain a replacement credential in person or by using a self-serve kiosk. A person has been able to obtain an electronic renewal of a license or identification card for several years, and where applicable, the amendment mirrors the existing criteria for eligibility to renew the license or identification card electronically. The reason the law targets electronic replacement of a credential for a person upon attaining the age of 21 is because that is the age when the license or identification card can be issued with a horizontal rather than a vertical orientation and that is the age when the credential is no longer required to contain the phrase "Under 21."
Public Comment and Changes to Rule Making
Notice of Intended Action for this rule making was published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin on October 23, 2019, as ARC 4715C. No public comments were received. No changes from the Notice have been made.
Adoption of Rule Making
This rule making was adopted by the Department on December 10, 2019.
This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.
After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.
Any person who believes that the person's circumstances meet the statutory criteria for a waiver may petition the Department for a waiver under 761—Chapter 11.
Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee
The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).
This rule making will become effective on February 5, 2020.
The following rule-making actions are adopted:
Item 1. Amend subrule 602.2(4) as follows:
602.2(4) Passenger restriction for intermediate licensee. The passenger restriction required by Iowa Code subsection section 321.180B(2) will be added to an intermediate license unless waived by the licensee's parent or guardian at the time the license is issued. If the restriction is not waived at the time the license is issued, the intermediate license will be designated with a "9" restriction with the following notation: "Only 1 unrelated minor passenger allowed until [six months from the date the license is issued]." The licensee must obey the restriction for the first six months after the intermediate license is issued. If a parent or guardian wishes to waive the passenger restriction after the license has already been issued, the licensee and the parent or guardian must apply for a duplicate license and pay the replacement fee pursuant to 761—subrule 605.11(3) 761—subrule 605.11(4).
Item 2. Amend rule 761—605.11(321) as follows:
761—605.11(321) Duplicate license.
605.11(1) and 605.11(2) No change.
605.11(3) Replacement upon attaining the age of 21. A licensee, upon attaining the age of 21, who is otherwise eligible for a driver's license is eligible to electronically apply for a replacement driver's license under this rule for the unexpired months of the license, regardless of whether the most recent issuance occurred electronically.
a. Except for the requirements in subparagraphs 605.25(7)"a"(1) and 605.25(7)"a"(2), the licensee must meet the eligibility requirements listed in paragraph 605.25(7)"a" to replace the license electronically and must also meet the following criteria:
(1)The licensee must be at least 21 years old.
(2)The licensee must currently hold a driver's license marked "Under 21" as provided in Iowa Code section 321.189.
b. Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter to the contrary, the department may accept an electronic replacement application if the licensee seeks replacement of a special instruction permit or a license with a single "J" restriction accompanied by a "9" restriction.
605.11(3) 605.11(4) Fee. The fee to replace a license is $10.
Item 3. Amend paragraph 605.12(1)"a" as follows:
a. Submitting the address change in writing to the Driver and Identification Services Bureau, Iowa Department of Transportation, P.O. Box 9204, Des Moines, Iowa 50306-9204; or
Item 4. Amend rule 761—630.3(321) as follows:
761—630.3(321) Duplicate card.
630.3(1) and 630.3(2) No change.
630.3(3) Replacement upon attaining the age of 21. A cardholder, upon attaining the age of 21, who is otherwise eligible for a nonoperator's identification card, is eligible to electronically apply for a replacement card under this rule for the unexpired months of the card, regardless of whether the most recent issuance occurred electronically.
a. Except for the requirements in 761—subparagraphs 605.25(7)"a"(1) and 605.25(7)"a"(2), the cardholder must meet the eligibility requirements listed in 761—paragraph 605.25(7)"a" to replace the card electronically and must also meet the following criteria:
(1)The cardholder must be at least 21 years old.
(2)The cardholder must currently hold a nonoperator's identification card marked "Under 21" as provided in Iowa Code section 321.190.
[Filed 12/10/19, effective 2/5/20]
Editor's Note: For replacement pages for IAC, see IAC Supplement 1/1/20.