On Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis published a list of licenses from Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Rhode Island and Vermont that are no longer valid in Florida following Senate Bill 1718.
The bill—which the governor’s office called the “strongest anti-illegal immigration legislation in the country”— deals with several immigration topics including healthcare, employment, identification and transportation. SB 1718 also prevents local governments from supporting community ID programs.
As of July 1, licenses provided to illegal immigrants won’t be recognized by Florida. The states listed above issue licenses that allow driving but don’t work as valid identification.
The licenses, listed online, include phrases like “Not for federal identification,” “Limited Purpose Driver’s License,” and “Not Valid for use for official Federal purposes.”
“Someone who is in our country illegally and has violated our laws should not possess a government-issued ID which allows them access to state-funded services and other privileges afforded to lawful residents,” said DeSantis in a press release.
The Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicle (FLHSMV) will enforce the new bill, and FLHSMV Executive Director Dave Kerner said Florida will not accept licenses from individuals who cannot provide proof of lawful presence in the country.
“FLHSMV and its division of the Florida Highway Patrol are prepared to strictly enforce Senate Bill 1718,” Kerner said in a press release. “This legislation supports two of our primary goals: to enhance homeland security and to interdict criminal activity.”