Bill to create electronic driver's licenses sent to governor
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.