HB 640

84(R) - 2015
House Government Transparency & Operation
House Government Transparency & Operation

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Terry Canales


Celia Israel
Eddie Lucio III

Bill Caption

Relating to a study concerning the use of a digital image for identification and proof of licensure purposes.

Fiscal Notes

No significant fiscal impact to the State or local governments is expected.

Bill Analysis

HB 640 would make the Department of Public Safety conduct a study to determine the feasibility of establishing drivers license identification systems for personal phones, evaluating the security risks to personal information, and surveying and evaluating the digital license policies of other states. The report is due by September 1, 2016.   

Vote Recommendation Notes

This bill neither affirms nor abridges our liberty principles. But we would like to see more information before we arrive at a decision regarding the issue of using mobile devices to show picture identification. We remain neutral.