Driver’s licenses, next of kin
DRIVER’S LICENSES – Adds to existing law to establish a next of kin database and a procedure for next of kin to be notified in the event of certain emergency situations.

RS31321 / S1365

This legislation amends Chapter 2, Title 49, Idaho Code, by adding a new section, 49-245, to create a Next-of-Kin Database within Idaho Transportation Department’s (ITD) Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). This will give DMV the ability to collect the necessary information for coroners and other law enforcement to notify a relative or friend in the case of injury, death, or other emergencies. The information is voluntary for the drivers’ license owner. The legislation also defines next-of-kin.

The implementation cost has been estimated to be approximately $24,000.

Bill Events
Date Description
02/16 Introduced; read first time; referred to JR for Printing
02/19 Reported Printed; referred to Transportation
02/21 Reported out of committee; to 14th Order for amendment
02/28 Placed in the Committee of the Whole
02/28 Reported out without recommendation, as amended
02/28 Amendments ordered printed; referred for engrossment
02/28 Amendments reported printed
02/28 Reported engrossed, filed for first reading, as amended
02/28 Read first time as amended, filed for Second Reading
02/29 Read second time as amended, filed for Third reading
03/04 Read third time in full as amended – PASSED - 35-0-0
AYES – Adams, Anthon, Bernt, Bjerke, Burtenshaw, Carlson, Cook, Den Hartog, Foreman, Grow, Guthrie, Harris, Hart, Hartgen, Herndon, Just, Lakey, Lee, Lenney, Lent, Nichols, Okuniewicz, Rabe, Ricks, Ruchti, Schroeder, Semmelroth, Taylor, Toews, Trakel, VanOrden, Ward-Engelking, Winder, Wintrow, Zuiderveld
NAYS – None
Absent and excused – None
Floor Sponsor - Harris
Title apvd - to House
03/05 Received from the Senate, Filed for First Reading
03/05 Read First Time, Referred to Transportation & Defense
03/13 Reported out of Committee with Do Pass Recommendation, Filed for Second Reading
03/14 Read second time; Filed for Third Reading
03/15 Read Third Time in Full – PASSED - 65-0-5
AYES – Achilles, Alfieri, Allgood, Andrus, Barbieri, Berch, Blanksma, Boyle, Bundy, Burns, Cannon, Cheatum, Chew(Beazer), Clow, Cornilles, Crane(12), Crane(13), Dixon(1), Dixon(24), Durrant, Ehlers, Erickson, Furniss, Gallagher, Gannon, Garner, Green, Handy, Hawkins, Healey, Hill, Holtzclaw, Horman, Lambert, Lanting, Manwaring, McCann, Mendive, Mickelsen, Miller, Mitchell, Monks, Necochea, Nelsen, Palmer, Petzke, Pickett, Price, Raybould, Raymond, Redman, Roberts, Rubel, Sauter, Scott, Shepherd, Skaug, Tanner, Vander Woude, Weber, Wisniewski, Wroten, Yamamoto, Young, Mr. Speaker
NAYS – None
Absent – Ehardt, Galaviz, Kingsley, Mathias, Wheeler
Floor Sponsor - Manwaring
Title apvd - to Senate
03/18 Returned From House Passed; referred to enrolling
03/18 Reported enrolled; signed by President; to House for signature of Speaker
03/19 Received from Senate; Signed by Speaker; Returned to Senate
03/19 Reported signed by the Speaker & ordered delivered to Governor
03/20 Reported delivered to Governor at 4:52 p.m. on 03/19/24
03/21 Signed by Governor on 03/20/24
Session Law Chapter 118
Effective: 07/01/2025