Last week, we reported on the Colorado Road and Community Safety Act (SB-251), which goes into effect August 1, 2014. Since then, several important changes have been made to the implementation of the new law.
Individuals who can demonstrate temporary lawful presence in the U.S. may apply for a driver’s license or identification card at any Colorado Division of Motor Vehicle (DMV) office location. This is an important change as originally individuals with temporary lawful presence would have been required to make an appointment at one of only five DVM locations in the state.
Applicants who cannot demonstrate lawful presence in the U.S. will still be required to schedule an appointment at one of five DMV office locations. Please visit the Colorado DMV website for more information about the five DMV locations and what you will need to bring to your appointment. It is critical that individuals who cannot demonstrate lawful presence consult an attorney before applying for a license if they have ever previously applied for a license as they may risk being charged with fraud.
Stern & Curray is following this issue closely and will be hosting a free teleconference on July 29th from 12:00-1:00 pm (MDT) to address concerns from employers and in-house counsel regarding the impact on their foreign-born employees. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive additional information.