In 1999, Colorado barred residents without proof of legal status from obtaining a driver’s license or Colorado ID. Initiative 52 is a proposed Colorado ballot initiative that would authorize the DMV to issue a driver’s license, temporary driver’s license or ID card to all Colorado residents who pay state taxes, can prove their identity and pass their driver’s test.
Ballot Initiative 52
Proposed Initiative Number 2011-2012 #52
The title as designated and fixed by the Board is as follows:
An amendment to the Colorado Revised Statutes allowing a non-citizen resident of Colorado who does not provide proof of lawful presence in the United States to obtain a Colorado driver’s license by establishing proof of identity and Colorado residency with a Colorado tax return, a federal individual tax identification number, and an identifying document issued by his or her country of origin.