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Relating to photographs on certain state-issued identification cards.
No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.
HB 4195 would remove the requirement that a license to carry a firearm has to include a color photograph of the card holder. This would allow the state to enhance the security of those licenses by using laser-etching technology that imprints the photograph directly onto the license, as opposed to having a photograph on a separate layer that can be peeled apart. This change was already applied to driver's licenses and other identification cards listed in the Transportation Code last legislative session.
Texas Action remains neutral on HB 4195 because it does not affect our liberty principles, although it does appear to be good public policy.