S.B.488. Using a tribal identification card for various purposes.

Wisconsin Senate
Last action 6 months ago
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Summary

                    Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau:

This bill allows an individual to use an identification card issued by a federally  recognized Indian tribe in this state as proof of residence for voter registration  purposes if the identification card indicates the individual's current and complete  name and residential address. Current law allows an individual to use an  identification card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe in this state as proof  of identification for voting purposes.
                
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                    This bill expands the definition of “official identification card," for purposes  related to purchasing alcohol beverages, to include a valid identification card issued  by a federally recognized Indian tribe in this state that contains the card holder's  photograph, full name, address, and date of birth. Current law does not require a  person to present an official identification card in order to purchase alcohol  beverages. However, a licensed retailer of alcohol beverages may require a person  to present an official identification card, documentary proof of age, a driver's license  issued by another state, or any other form of identification or proof of age acceptable  to the retailer before providing alcohol beverages to the person or allowing the person  to enter the retail licensed premises. In addition, current law imposes a variety of  penalties for various offenses relating to the falsification, adulteration, or misuse of  an official identification card.

The bill also allows an individual to use a valid identification card issued by a  federally recognized Indian tribe in this state that contains the card holder's  photograph, full name, address, and date of birth for the purpose of certain sales and  purchases that, under current law, require the seller or purchaser to present a valid  identification card, including 1) purchasing cigarettes, nicotine products, or tobacco  products; 2) selling nonferrous scrap and other metal articles to a scrap dealer; 3)  selling used home furnishings to an antique dealer or recycler; and 4) selling  secondhand articles or secondhand jewelry to a pawnbroker, secondhand article  dealer, or secondhand jewelry dealer.

Finally, current law prohibits certain prescribed controlled substances from  being dispensed to an individual by a pharmacist or other practitioner unless the  individual presents valid identification. The bill adds to the list of valid forms of  identification for this purpose a valid identification card issued by a federally  recognized Indian tribe in this state that contains the card holder's photograph, full  name, address, and date of birth.
                

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Actions

  • Placed on calendar 1-23-2018 pursuant to Senate Rule 18(1)

    Fri, Jan 19th 2018
  • Report passage recommended by Committee on Government Operations, Technology and Consumer Protection, Ayes 5, Noes 0

    Thu, Jan 11th 2018
  • Available for scheduling

    Thu, Jan 11th 2018
  • Executive action taken

    Tue, Jan 9th 2018
  • Public hearing held

    Thu, Dec 7th 2017
  • Introduced by Senators Petrowski, Wanggaard, Bewley, Carpenter, Miller, Ringhand and L. Taylor; cosponsored by Representatives Mursau, Edming, Ballweg, Berceau, Considine, Genrich, Horlacher, Kolste, Milroy, Ohnstad, Skowronski, Spiros, Spreitzer, Subeck, C. Taylor and Tusler

    Fri, Oct 27th 2017
  • Read first time and referred to Committee on Government Operations, Technology and Consumer Protection

    Fri, Oct 27th 2017