SB 2046

86(R) - 2019
Senate Criminal Justice
Senate Criminal Justice
Occupational Licensing

Companion Bill

HB 4195

Vote Recommendation

  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral
  • Neutral


Pat Fallon

Bill Caption

Relating to the photograph on certain forms of state issued identification.

Fiscal Notes

No fiscal implication to the State is anticipated.

Bill Analysis

SB 2046 would remove the word "color" from the "color photograph" requirement for private security guards' identification cards and a license to carry a handgun. 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.

Vote Recommendation Notes

Texas Action is neutral on SB 2046 as it does not affect our liberty principles.