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    Denver ID law?

    I'm curious, because I want to start riding the bicycle downtown vs the car or motorcycle. But I have heard rumors of an ID law that was passed not long ago in Denver, that states you have to produce some form of ID upon request by a LEO? Does anyone know the truth to this? Or the statute that supposedly is, so I might look it up myself? I haven't found anything in my searches for it, and I like to have my ducks in a row before potentially getting in trouble for something. That, and I can't stand rumors about supposed "laws" that are in place.

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    Here's a link to a Denver Post editorial about a proposed law which sounds like the one you're describing.

    http://www.denverpost.com/recommended/ci_13434042

    Basically, the law would require police officers to seize the vehicles of anyone driving without a valid license. It's being pushed as a road safety measure, but in reality, it's just a way to use traffic laws to find undocumented immigrants and to bring legal action against them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Connell View Post
    Here's a link to a Denver Post editorial about a proposed law which sounds like the one you're describing.

    http://www.denverpost.com/recommended/ci_13434042

    Basically, the law would require police officers to seize the vehicles of anyone driving without a valid license. It's being pushed as a road safety measure, but in reality, it's just a way to use traffic laws to find undocumented immigrants and to bring legal action against them.
    Thanx for the link. But I find it funny, because at least in JeffCo, the fine for an expired plate is higher than the fine for not having a driver's license. A guy who couldn't get a DL paid $35+court costs, and I had to pay $50+court costs for an expired plate.

    And to go with the rumor I heard, I also heard that it was an effort to be able to get rid of homeless people that didn't have IDs. But who knows, that's why I always like to lookup the law when I hear about it.

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    This is the only statute that comes close to what you're talking about:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stop_an...80.9D_statutes

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