Utah Lawmaker Proposes Electronic Driver’s Licenses
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A state legislator is proposing adding one more must-have app for our ubiquitous smart phones: A program that would contain a person's electronic driver's license.
The Salt Lake Tribune reports that West Valley City Republican Rep. Craig Hall is working on legislation that would allow the state to issue licenses on apps for those who want them. They could be used instead of or in addition to the traditional plastic cards. Hall acknowledges that there are plenty of potential problems and is asking fellow lawmakers to give him feedback about concerns and possible solutions.
Several other states are discussing or developing similar pilot programs, including Iowa, Arizona and Delaware. Hall says the Utah Driver License Division was exploring the idea before he began considering legislation.