Proposed Colorado Bill Would Add Symbol To State IDs To Indicate Disabilities
By Susan Cali
Published March 2, 2021
Many people have disabilities that are not visible, such as autism, deafness, and ADHD, and if law enforcement were aware of these disabilities, it may alter the manner in which they interact with these individuals. That’s why lawmakers in Colorado, for the second time in three years, are considering allowing individuals to voluntarily disclose their disability information to the Department of Revenue, allowing a discreet symbol to be added to their state issued identification cards or driver licenses indicating that they have a disability.
The bill under consideration right now, HB21-1014 (PDF), would also allow for a computer notation indicating that a driver or regular passenger of a vehicle has a disability when running license plates. The symbol would represent all disabilities, including cognitive, neurological, and physical disabilities. House sponsors of this bill are State Rep. Dafna Michaelson Jenet and Mark Baisley and the Senate sponsor is Jessie Danielson.
This bill would be put [...]