Ballot Measure 88 amends the Oregon Vehicle Code to allow the state in certain circumstances to issue limited purpose driver cards to Oregon residents as proof of driving privileges.
The Oregon Vehicle Code currently prohibits the Department of Transportation from granting a driver license or driver permit to any person unless that person provides proof of legal presence in the United States.
The proposed measure directs the Department of Transportation to issue a driver card to an applicant who complies with all current requirements for the type of driving privileges sought and provides proof of residence in Oregon for more than one year, without requiring a person to provide proof of legal presence in the United States. A driver card is valid for four years.
The measure provides that the driver card must not indicate that it is a driver license or driver permit and must include a distinguishing feature that identifies the card as a driver card. Additionally, the measure prohibits the Department of Transportation from issuing a commercial driver license to a person who holds a driver card.
Currently, a person who holds a driver permit or driver license may use the permit or license as proof of identity and age. A person with a driver card may use the card only as evidence of driving privileges. The measure provides limited exceptions to this restriction. A person could use a diver card to designate that the person is an organ donor, an emancipated minor or a veteran, or to establish identity for certain civil proceedings or missing person investigations.
Result of "Yes" Vote: "Yes" vote directs Department of Transportation to issue "driver card" to Oregon resident meeting specified eligibility, without requiring proof of legal presence in United States.
Result of "No" Vote: "No" vote rejects law directing Department of Transportation to issue "driver card" to eligible Oregon resident without requiring proof of legal presence in United States.