CS/HB 1313 — Digital Driver Licenses and Identification Cards
by Commerce Committee; and Rep. LaMarca and others (CS/SB 1324 by Committee on Rules and Senator Harrell)
This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.
Prepared by: Transportation Committee (TR)
The bill requires the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles (DHSMV) to establish a secure and uniform system for issuing optional digital proofs of driver licenses and identification cards. Under the bill, the DHSMV may contract with one or more private entities to develop an electronic credentialing system. The electronic credentialing system may not retain Internet Protocol addresses, geolocation data, or other information that describes the location, computer, computer system, or computer network from which a customer accesses the system.
The bill prohibits a private entity from storing, selling, or sharing personal information collected by scanning a digital proof of driver license or identification card unless consent has been provided by the individual.
The bill provides that, notwithstanding any law prescribing the design for, or information required to be displayed on, a driver license or identification card, a digital proof of driver license or identification may comprise a limited profile that includes only information necessary to conduct a specific transaction on the electronic credentialing system.
The bill also provides that a person may not be issued a digital proof of driver license or identification card until he or she satisfies all requirements for issuance of the respective driver license or identification card and has been issued a printed driver license or identification card. The bill establishes penalties for a person who manufacturers or possesses a false digital identification card.
If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2021.
Vote: Senate 40-0; House 117-0