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SB24-090

Possess Identification While Driving

Concerning possession of identifying information while driving, and, in connection therewith, increasing the penalty for a driver who refuses to provide to a peace officer identifying information that is in the driver's possession.
Session:
2024 Regular Session
Subjects:
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Transportation & Motor Vehicles
Bill Summary

Under existing law, a driver must be in immediate possession of the driver's driver's license or instruction permit while driving. The bill allows a driver who is not in possession of the person's physical driver's license or permit to possess and present a digital license or permit instead.

Under existing law, it is a class A traffic infraction for a driver who is in possession of a driver's license, instruction permit, or identification card to refuse to provide that identification, upon request, to a peace officer who reasonably suspects the driver has violated a traffic law. The bill requires a person who has in the person's possession a digital driver's license or identification card (digital identification) to provide the digital identification, upon request, to a peace officer who reasonably suspects the driver has violated a traffic law. The bill makes it a class 2 misdemeanor traffic offense to refuse to provide a driver's license, instruction permit, identification card, or digital identification to a peace officer. The bill removes the specified penalty and surcharge for the traffic infraction.

The bill permits a driver who does not have the person's driver's or minor driver's license in the person's immediate possession to present to a requesting peace officer a digital driver's license or identification card as a form of personal identification.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Under Consideration

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Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. J. Bridges, Sen. P. Will
Rep. S. Bird, Rep. G. Evans

Sponsor


Rep. M. Soper

Co-sponsor

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