OC Breeze: Bill to allow drivers to choose their license photo passes Senate Transportation Committee

Wednesday, April 25 2018

A measure by Senator Josh Newman (D-Fullerton) that would allow drivers to choose the photo which goes on their California state driver’s license, passed the Senate Transportation Committee today on a unanimous vote.

Senate Bill (SB) 1407 would allow drivers to take up to three photos when they are at the DMV with an additional fee assessed for each additional photo taken. The licensee would then be able to select from the three photos taken to decide which photo will appear on their California Driver’s License. SB 1407 would also allow drivers to the option of having their photo taken by an accredited entity, such as a professional photographer, in compliance with specifications provided by the DMV.

Revenue from the fees for additional photos taken would go into the Motor Vehicle Account in the State Transportation Fund. Moneys in the fund deposited into that account would be used by the department, to support driver education and training programs....(Read Full Text)