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Bill to create electronic driver's licenses sent to governor

4 months 3 weeks 1 day ago June 06, 2016 Jun 6, 2016 Monday, June 06 2016 June 06, 2016 12:04 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

BATON ROUGE - 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.

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.

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