Bill To Create Electronic Driver's Licenses Sent To Governor

BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana drivers pulled over by police could soon show identification with a driver's license app, under a proposal sent to the governor.

         The bill to create electronic driver's licenses from Rep. Ted James, a Baton Rouge Democrat, received final passage with a 95-0 House vote and a 31-2 Senate vote Monday.

         The electronic licenses could only be used for driving and not for identification at bars or other private establishments.

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         A person may still have to show a physical license if asked for identification separate from a traffic stop or checkpoint, under the measure. A person could face consequences for not showing a physical license in those instances.

         Vendors are still developing the app, but it will not cost more than $6, under the proposal.

         For more information about House Bill 481 click here

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