Driving Privileges and Identification Cards

ORS 807.760
Prohibition on use of license or permit as evidence of citizenship or immigration status

A driver license, driver permit or identification card that is not a Real ID may not be used as evidence of the holder’s citizenship or immigration status for any purpose. [2019 c.701 §9]
Note: 807.760 (Prohibition on use of license or permit as evidence of citizenship or immigration status) becomes operative January 1, 2021. See section 26, chapter 701, Oregon Laws 2019.
Note: Sections 23a and 23b, chapter 701, Oregon Laws 2019, provide:
Sec. 23a. (1) The Department of Transportation shall conduct an outreach program to educate driver license and driver permit applicants and the general public about the operation of sections 9 [807.760 (Prohibition on use of license or permit as evidence of citizenship or immigration status)] and 11 [659A.343 (Discrimination based on individual’s presentation of identification other than Real ID prohibited)] of this 2019 Act, the amendments to ORS 97.953 (Definitions for ORS 97.951 to 97.982), 659A.885 (Civil action), 802.195 (Social Security numbers), 802.200 (Required records), 807.021 (Proof of Social Security number), 807.040 (Requirements for issuance), 807.130 (Expiration), 807.173 (Additional requirements for hazardous materials endorsement), 807.285 (Commercial learner driver permit), 807.310 (Applicant temporary permit), 807.400 (Issuance), 807.405 (Applicant temporary identification card) and 807.730 (Issuance of limited term driver licenses, permits and identification cards) by sections 1 to 7 and 12 to 22 of this 2019 Act and the repeal of ORS 807.735 (Providing assistance to applicants for driver licenses, driver permits and identification cards) by section 24 of this 2019 Act as of the operative date specified in section 26 of this 2019 Act [January 1, 2021]. The program must:


In collaboration with impacted communities, develop a communication strategy for dissemination of information using a variety of media sources, state agencies, associations and organizations.


Effectively communicate with specific populations in a manner that is culturally and linguistically appropriate.


Provide communications, including educational materials, in English and in languages other than English that are most commonly spoken by the residents of this state.


To carry out the provisions of this section, the department may enter into a contract with a business or an organization. [2019 c.701 §23a]
Sec. 23b. Section 23a of this 2019 Act is repealed on January 2, 2023. [2019 c.701 §23b]
CHAPTER 808 [Reserved for expansion]


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Jun. 26, 2021