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GENERAL PROVISIONS
(5 ILCS 230/) Consular Identification Document Act.

5 ILCS 230/1

    (5 ILCS 230/1)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Consular Identification Document Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-389, eff. 1-1-06.)

5 ILCS 230/5

    (5 ILCS 230/5)
    Sec. 5. Definition. As used in this Act, "consular identification document" means an official identification card issued by a foreign government that meets all of the following requirements:
        (1) The consular identification document is issued
    
through the foreign government's consular offices for the purpose of identifying a foreign national who is living outside of that nation.
        (2) The foreign government requires an individual to
    
provide the following to obtain the consular identification document: (A) proof of nationality; (B) proof of identity; and (C) proof of residence in the consular district.
        (3) The foreign government includes the following
    
security features in the consular identification document: (A) a unique identification number; (B) an optically variable feature such as a hologram or color-shifting inks; (C) an ultraviolet image; (D) encoded information; (E) machine readable technology; (F) micro printing; (G) secure laminate; and (H) integrated photograph and signature.
        (4) The consular identification document includes the
    
following data: (A) the name and address of the individual to whom it is issued; (B) the date of issuance; (C) the date of expiration; (D) the name of the issuing consulate; and (E) an identification number. The consular identification document must include an English translation of the data fields.
        (5) The issuing consulate has filed with the
    
Department of State Police a copy of the issuing consulate's consular identification document and a certification of the procedures that are used to satisfy the requirements of paragraphs (2) and (3).
(Source: P.A. 94-389, eff. 1-1-06.)

5 ILCS 230/10

    (5 ILCS 230/10)
    Sec. 10. Acceptance of consular identification document.
    (a) When requiring members of the public to provide identification, each State agency and officer and unit of local government shall accept a consular identification document as valid identification of a person.
    (b) A consular identification document shall be accepted for purposes of identification only and does not convey an independent right to receive benefits of any type.
    (c) A consular identification document may not be accepted as identification for obtaining a driver's license, other than a temporary visitor's driver's license, or registering to vote.
    (d) A consular identification document does not establish or indicate lawful U.S. immigration status and may not be viewed as valid for that purpose, nor does a consular identification document establish a foreign national's right to be in the United States or remain in the United States.
    (e) The requirements of subsection (a) do not apply if:
        (1) a federal law, regulation, or directive or a
    
federal court decision requires a State agency or officer or a unit of local government to obtain different identification;
        (2) a federal law, regulation, or directive preempts
    
state regulation of identification requirements; or
        (3) a State agency or officer or a unit of local
    
government would be unable to comply with a condition imposed by a funding source which would cause the State agency or officer or unit of local government to lose funds from that source.
    (f) Nothing in subsection (a) shall be construed to prohibit a State agency or officer or a unit of local government from:
        (1) requiring additional information from persons in
    
order to verify a current address or other facts that would enable the State agency or officer or unit of local government to fulfill its responsibilities, except that this paragraph (1) does not permit a State agency or officer or a unit of local government to require additional information solely in order to establish identification of the person when the consular identification document is the form of identification presented;
        (2) requiring fingerprints for identification
    
purposes under circumstances where the State agency or officer or unit of local government also requires fingerprints from persons who have a driver's license or Illinois Identification Card; or
        (3) requiring additional evidence of identification
    
if the State agency or officer or unit of local government reasonably believes that: (A) the consular identification document is forged, fraudulent, or altered; or (B) the holder does not appear to be the same person on the consular identification document.
(Source: P.A. 97-1157, eff. 11-28-13.)

5 ILCS 230/15

    (5 ILCS 230/15)
    Sec. 15. Privacy and disclosure limitations. Use by a State agency or officer or a unit of local government of information collected from, or appearing on, a consular identification document is subject to the same privacy and disclosure limitations that apply to the Illinois Identification Card.
(Source: P.A. 94-389, eff. 1-1-06.)